tv New Years Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen CNN December 31, 2017 5:00pm-9:30pm PST
♪ from the heart of times square, it's cnn's new year's eve live. tonight from all over america, a star-studded and unpredictable party. with special appearances by celine dion, keith urban, amy sederis, dave hachapelle, john mayer, and more surprises. now, your hosts anderson cooper and andy cohen.
>> and welcome to new york to times square. i'm anderson cooper here with andy cohen. happy to be here. it is very cold outside. it has not kept the crowds away. it's not going to dampen the party certainly. when the ball drops no matter where the thermometer says times square as it always does will feel like the warmest place on earth. i want to welcome andy cohen who's hosting with me. >> thanks for having me. thank you. i was told that it was turtle neck -- >> i feel like we're, like, the early cast of "mum and shuns." >> what? >> early '80s. or mimes or something. when we go inside, we're going to warm up. we have lots of warm clothing. >> let's hope so. >> yeah. >> yes. we are wearing heated clothing. >> that is true. i found this place where you can buy heated clothing. i didn't know such a thing kpic existed. >> yes. >> heated everything. i'm very excited. between now and next year, so much to bring you.
dave chap. chappele is going to be on the show, keith urban,. someone to make to make me blush, laugh like a little girl. one is on a bus with legal pot smokers in colorado. >> why am i not there? >> andy wanted to be there. we put the kibosh on that. don lemon in new orleans. god only knows what they are getting into. >> i cannot wait to see what don lemon does in new orleans. >> sara sidner is in nashville. and gary tuchman is in las vegas. along with miss daughthis daugh lindsay, crashing an elvis wedding. >> i don't know what that is. >> richard quest is down in times square. i don't know why he pulled the short straw and got that assi assignme assignment. it's so freaking cold outside. we're in the "r" lounge overlooking it all at the renaissance hotel where there's a party -- >> it's great. let me, so, no alcohol, we're not drinking.
am i to understand that? >> yeah. >> okay. >> although i think i felt like i saw a bottle of alcohol in a bag here -- >> i did bring some tequila. okay? so literally you're telling me i can't pee for 4 1/2 hours, is that what's happening? >> that is what happens, yes. >> let me ask you this. if news breaks and i certainly hope that it doesn't -- >> right. >> -- can i read the -- >> no. absolutely not. >> if it's in the prompter? >> andy and i have known each other for 25 years. we were actually set up on a blind date that never happened. you may have heard the story. basically we had a phone call to set up the blind date. i knew within really 45 seconds, i was never going on a date with andy cohen. >> he loves this story because it's so nasty tomy. >> first of all, i imagine him in his office gesticulating on a bluetooth headset, very jazz handsy and violated my rule, he asked me about my mom in my first 30 seconds of --
>> it's true. we hang out in new york a lot, go on trips a lot. >> we do. >> you ever been to times square on new year's eve? >> i did once. once i did something with nbc a couple years ago and i have to say, i never understood the compulsion of a million or million and a half people to stand in times square herded like cats. >> i didn't understand it until i came and saw the magic that happens around the -- >> walking in and seeing everyone, it is a muted crowd. until midnight. they are freezing their -- >> there are people -- normally it's a little more exuberant. there are people literally just huddled together right now. >> yes. >> so -- >> yeah. anyway, we had a great year. we go on tour together. we wanted to share our sort of year in photos, which i have to say, they go all over the place. here are you and my dog, waka. this is a good place to start. super cute, licking your space. >> yes. every time -- we had several meetings to talk about what we
were going to do on new year's eve. >> perfect. here we are in tahiti. a great trip to tahiti and bora bora. you're just as pale as you could ever be. you could be in the sun for a month -- >> i know. >> -- you and you be paler. >> no one wants to see me on a beach. it's not a good look. >> you also swim funny i should say. here we are in indiana. i took you to your first steak and shake. >> that's true. yeah, yeah. >> here we are on a helicopter from atlantic city to new york city. >> we did a show -- >> here we are with the famous bunny, lisa rinna, kim richards bunny -- >> andy was traveling all around for a while. we did a show in atlantic city and took a helicopter and when we landed, you feel very glamorous. >> yes. >> i got out of the helicopter and i said, i feel like frank sinatra. what gid ydid you say? >> i said, it's funny you said that, i feel like diana ross. >> there's the difference between us. >> you're so -- here we are in
tampa. a little airport selfie. temple square, salt lake city. that was amazing. we loved that. the reimen auditorium in nashville. >> whenever we go on tour, the real housewives show up. >> i tend to invite them. potomac housewives, our baltimore show. here we are in dallas with the real housewives of dallas. >> when they walk into a room, there's a lot going on. >> of course, there is. in every direction. here's some throwback -- here's some throwbacks of us. i love these. because our hair, you know, our hair's a little different. we've got -- where are they? i can't really -- i mean -- we're seconds behind. there we are. okay. >> this looks like you're assaulting many e. >> yeah, we do a little bit. here's another one. here we are swimming in the ocean. anderson is super pale. then we have a -- >> if ever i got lost at sea,
they'd find me quickly. >> here we have a brooding younger anderson with a parfait. >> we're doing a chachi look there. >> look at my hair game in this vintage seaside photo. this is bad. >> when i first met you, you had, well, your hair was bigger than that. you used to have, like, huge hair. >> i don't know if i'd say huge. >> i think it was. >> thanks. >> so what are you expecting tonight? >> i am expecting -- i'm worried about the cold. i am worried about peeing. i'm excited about all of our guests. we have fun stuff planned. do you at all feel responsible or guilty about if i have a bad time or if i'm really cold? >> no. >> because you kind of got -- you -- >> you're a grown adult. why would i feel responsible for you? >> because i'm here -- >> i bought you heating clothing. i spent $2,900 on heated clothing i don't think -- >> going to bill cnn for that. >> i don't know that they're going to reimburse me. >> well -- >> yeah. we'll see. >> okay. >> but, yeah, so we want to go to richard quest in a moment because he's down -- i feel bad
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welcome back. i'm anderson cooper. >> i'm andy cohen. the first a.c. and a.c. and a.c., in case you were wondering. since we're talking about australia, and we're on live around the world, i want to discuss this guy who is my favorite story out of australia this year. the awfustralian of the year, o course i'm referring to the ripped kangaroo. >> what was -- are all kangaroo -- >> is that a kangaroo on roids i'm looking at? is that a juiced up -- >> it's a little putinesque, it's a little like vladimir putin. >> i was thinking it kind of looked like a shirtless zac efron. >> zac efron has gotten big. >> zaf c efron is big. yes. absolutely. there you go, another thing that was great in australia, there was a ginger pride parade. >> i did not know that. >> 1,000 -- >> okay, andy is obsessed with swi gingers. >> if i was a ging, i would celebrate being a ging. i think they're the chosen race. >> what do can you mean? >> i don't know.
i think they're underdogs. they're simultaneously chosen and underdogs. >> okay. >> i love a ging. >> okay. >> also -- >> so there was a ginger pride rally? >> yes. >> wiere you grand martial? >> i'm not a ginger. i'm also kind of obsessed with the avocado latte. >> what is that? >> have you heard about that? >> what is that? >> like an avocado-flavored latte they serve in australia. it's disgusting. >> i don't get the pumpkin thing. i don't drink hot things. >> martha stewart said on my show, the pumpkin thing, she said they were basic "b," can i say bitch? basic bitches drinking pumpkin lattes. >> why did stewart say that? >> because i goaded it out of her. >> what does that mean? everybody seems to drink that. >> she said they're basic. >> i don't know what that means. we're very excited, we have
celine dion, keith urban. we're actually going to be broadcasting in celine dion's show. like, we will be on stage with celine dion, basically. >> yes. >> which it's like a dream come true. >> it is a dream come true. in the coliseum from las vegas. keith urban a little later. >> dave chappelle which i -- and john mayer. >> we both watched the dave chappelle, just dropped on netflix today. >> unbelievable. >> in the meantime, we wanted some other -- a lot of shows on new year's eve have big musical acts. we don't quite have the budget. >> sounds like we don't. >> we don't have the budget for that. >> may not be able to expense our heated clothing. >> that is true. $2,900. we have -- but we asked wolf blitzer to sing some of this year's -- or to perform some of this -- a little surprise for you -- some of this year's biggest hits. throughout the evening, you'll hear song stylings of wolf blitzer. >> okay. >> let's listen to the first one. >> good evening, anderson, and andy, i'm wolf blitzer and welcome to "wolf blitzer sings the hits of 2017." you may remember this smash hit
of the summer when justin bieber teamed up with my old friends, luis fonzie and daddy yankee. it's one of my favorites. let me sing the words to you right now. ♪ coming over in my direction so thankful for that it's such a blessing, yeah ♪ ♪ turn every situation into heaven, yeah ♪ ♪ oh, you were my sunrise on the darkest day got me feeling some kind of way ♪ ♪ make me want to safe every moment slowly, slowly ♪ ♪ you fit me tailor-made love ♪ how you put it on not the only key know how to turn it on ♪ ♪ the way you nibble on my ear the only words i want to hear ♪ ♪ baby take it slow so we can last long ♪ that's right, guys. that was decembsposito. i'm wolf blitzer. this has been "wolf blitzer sings the hits of 2017." anderson, andy, back to you. >> wolf, thank you.
>> i'm tiexcited. >> relet's go to the crowd. 7 richard quec richard quest is out there in the huge crowd. how are you holding up out there? >> oh my god, he looks miserable. >> it's 12 degrees at the moment. if we get a degree lower, then we will tie for the second coldest new year's eve in times square. so, you want to know how people are keeping warm? this is how they're keeping warm. they are literally huddled together. it is sheer unadulterated body warmth. are you happy to be here? you can see the look of delight at new year's. hello, where are you from? >> argentina. >> you're from argentina. you're from? >> spain. >> from spain. and where are you from? >> we're from michigan. >> oh, you're used to the cold weather. >> yeah.
>> even here, it's pretty cold. >> it's colder here right now. >> what time did you get here? >> today we got here about 3:00. >> oh, my god. i mean -- >> hey, now, look, i know andy is really worried about not being able to have a pee over the four hours you're going to be here. now, i understand, but pity these poor people. they have been here -- who's the earliest? who was here at 1:00? >> i was here at 12:00. >> we were here at 1:00. >> these people have been here for seven hours without the opportunity of going to the bathroom. >> exactly. just don't eat for two days. >> yeah. >> so, that tells you how difficult it is to actually be here. but are you glad you came? >> i am absolutely glad. got my daughter here. it's a great day. >> where's your daughter? >> right here. >> how old is your daughter?
>> 15. >> child abuse in this cold weather. he brought his 15-year-old daughter to stand in 12 degree temperatures. it's freezing. listen, one more degree lower, and it's the second coldest on record. [ cheering ] >> so, cheering. >> so what is -- what's that? >> richard, how -- richard, how many years have you been out there doing this? >> how are you keeping warm? >> i got, like, ten layers of clothes on. literalry. >> are you going to prove it to me? no, don't. don't. from every part in the world, who's come the farthest? who have we got? where are you from? >> i'm from pennsylvania. >> that's not far. >> that's not far at all. >> pennsylvania, i don't think that -- >> all right, richard. >> sorry about this. as you can see, it's all about
layering. >> all right. richard, we're going to check back in with you. richard, how many years have you -- >> sometimes layers seem to reveal more than they should. >> wow. >> the temperature is 12 degrees fahrenheit. that's about minus 8 or so celsius. and for the next four or five hours, you're all going to be watching the ball. you see where that ball is, right at the top. there's harry and meghan markle behind me. but anyway, there's the ball. at one minute to midnight, the ball starts to drop. i do not know why somebody thought it was a good idea to have the ball drop on new year's eve, but they did, and they've been doing it ever since. let's go down this way. >> all right, richard, we're going to check in with you a little bit -- richard will just keep going. richard will just keep going. let's check back in a little bit with richard.
it's -- actually, you know, it's interesting, a lot of people ordered pizza here, like -- >> people get it delivered? >> pizza delivery places -- >> you know, with all due respect to the people who are out there, richard was trying to get our sympathy for them, they chose to be there. >> they are enjoying it. they're enjoying it. i do think a lot of people at home are you seeing this, are very glad that they are at home warm -- >> i am sure they are. >> all right. it's time for what we're calling happy new year, happy news year. >> happy news year. you're going to quiz me about news things that happened this year. i'm going to quiz you about pop culture things. okay. so here's the first one. >> andy thinks our worlds have totally come together in this past year. >> they have. he's been hosting "housewives reunions for the last year. >> they were presidential debates. he's convinced news and entertainment are completely meshed so here's the quiz. >> it's true. >> you first. >> katy perry and taylor swift's feud reached its climax this year. what is the feud even about, a
mutual ex-boyfriend, stolen backup dancers or cats? do you know? >> it's got to be -- with taylor -- it's got to be a boyfriend. >> it was stolen backup dancers. >> oh. >> yes. >> i got it wrong. what is the first and last name of the newest supreme court justice sworn in this spring? >> oh, damn. he is -- oh, my god, i'm so embarrassed. his last name starts with "g." right? >> correct. >> gr -- >> neil gorsuch. >> is oh, right. >> how many supreme court justices are there? >> oh, my god, this is embarrassing. seven. eight. >> nine. >> nine. of course. okay. what are the names of beyonce's twins? king olson tina, prince, or -- >> what was the first one? >> king knowels and tina. >> king knowles and tina. >> you think they're going to name their kids king knowles and
ti tina? obviously sir carter and rumi. >> what's the first and last name of the u.s. ambassador to the u.n.? >> nikki haley. >> good for you. >> thank you very much. >> okay. if i was your handmaid in the future of "handmaid's tale" what would i be called? of anderson, aunt andy, of cooper? >> i stopped watching because it was so depressing. >> i know. >> i just couldn't do it. too much. did you all watch the "handmaid's tale"? >> is that a world you want to live in? >> of anderson, is sthat rigtha? >> yes. >> that makes sense. which region of spain is trying to formal lly separate from the rest of the country. >> what region of spain is trying to -- >> oh, sweetie. >> is it -- >> it's catalonia. yeah. >> jack whispered it to me. what is the new hit show "river
dale" that our friend mark consuelos -- >> "ar conniconic." i love "riverdale." who accepted their nobel prize in literature? >> bob dylan. >> good. >> i think i got two right. >> i don't know. where is perhaps the only other place i'd rather be tonight? that's another question. >> key west. new orleans. >> new orleans. i would definitely say. the spotted cat music club in new orleans. brooke baldwin and don lemon are there. let's check in with them. brooke, don, how are you guys? >> new orleans is where you want to be. anderson, you and andy should be ashamed of yourselves. that is the shadiest thing i've seen. you guys put richard quest out in the subzero temperatures and you're sitting around in your warm and cozy turtle necks. >> he looks so cold. >> we're going outside. >> we're going out. we're going out.
>> i was going to say, that's shadier than a housewives reunion, andy, why would you do that? >> we can't wait to see you guys outside. we're just joking. hey, look, andy, have fun. this is the funnest night of the year. it's been a crazy year. don't you think? sit back, have fun, the one night of the year you can blow off steam, let your personality out. it's new year's eve on cnn. we're glad to have you, andy. welcome to the family, right? >> hey, don, are you drinking tonight? >> i love this is a date every single year. are you drinking tonight? >> um -- >> um -- >> come on, america kind of wants to know, don. >> i think it will be obvious. >> okay. all right. >> the night is still young. >> what should be done tonight? >> you never know, there could be a piercing coming up. >> i mean, there was discussion of a piercing last year in a place that rhymes with -- >> don's getting a tattoo this year. i feel you're getting a tattoo
this year. >> you can do it. >> i can shave my head? i don't know. >> i like your hair. you got good hair this year. >> i'm growing a fro this year. we'll see. you never know. >> i don't know. >> hey, listen -- >> where's the hot tub? remember the hot tub from two years ago? >> i can barely hear you. >> the lot tub. >> at the spotted cat. >> before you guys go away, there's a big big clemson tigers game tomorrow and alabama, roll tide, roll. it's going to be a great night at the spotted cat. >> we'll check in with you shortly. >> we're going to work on hearing each other. >> it see what gary tuchman and his daughter, lindsay, are up to. let's check in with them. they are, i think, in las vegas. what are you guys doing? >> anderson and andy, every year lindsay and i, my daughter, we get to do something fun somewhere in the united states, but tonight here in las vegas, a television news first. >> yeah, put on your blue suede shoes because we're at an elvis wedding. we are here at the little vegas
chapel. we're going to not only see elvis officiate a wedding, we're going to see him entertain it, too. >> that's right. they're allowing us to actually watch a couple, dominic and monica from columbus, ohio, get married. during the middle of the ceremony. they know we're coming in. this is the chapel. spend $77 up the street to get a license at the clark county wedding license office and come in here and get married. you don't have to swear under oath that you're not married to someone else. let's open the door to the ceremony. the officiator of the wedding is dressed like elvis. take a look. here is the bride and groom. folks, rhett let me tell you. sorry to interrupt. it's now or never. >> now or never. >> all people, we got more vows for you. look your little lady right in the eyes. i want you to remember back to that very, very special first moment when you realized you were in love with her. i want you to say, oh, baby, baby, baby -- >> oh, baby, baby, baby --
>> i want you, i need you, i love you. >> i want you, i need you, i love you. >> i got a burning love. >> i got a burning love. >> so if you promise -- >> so if you promise -- >> to be my loving teddy bear. >> to be me loving teddy bear -- >> i promise to never leave you -- >> crying in the chapel. >> crying in the chapel. >> in the ghetto. >> in the ghetto. >> at heartbreak hotel. >> or any hotel. >> any hotel. >> i swear. >> i swear. >> swear. >> swear. >> i will never, ever -- >> i will never, ever. >> step on your blue suede shoes. >> i will step on your blue suede shoes. >> well done. all right. >> look him in the eyes, remember back to the very, very special first moment when you first realized -- i can put up with him. i want you to say, oh honey child. >> oh honey child. >> you're my favorite hound dog. >> you're my favorite hound dog. >> i love you, i need you, i love you. >> i want you, i need you, i love you. >> is i'm all shook up. >> i'm all shook up. >> so don't be cruel. >> don't be cruel.
>> and treat me nice. >> treat me nice. >> and i will let you be. >> and i will let you be. >> my bigga, bigga hunk of love. >> i promise. >> i promise. >> to love you tender. >> to love you tender. >> and never, ever. >> ever. >> ever. >> step on your blue suede shoes. >> step on your blue suede shoes. >> well done, baby. >> very good. all right. >> mazel tof. >> mazel tov. >> all right. >> i don't know. i find it a little depressing. >> very romantic. >> i find it depressing? >> i find it very romantic. i'm kidding. that's a jewish wedding, right? did elvis wear scoopneck -- >> i think in the later days. in, like, '77. summer of. all right. >> wouldn't you arguably want a young elvis to marry you?
>> i wouldn't want any elvis -- i mean, i love elvis presley. >> i wouldn't either, but if we had to -- >> all right, there you go. >> love is alive in las vegas. >> i've always wondered what an elvis wedding looks like. not always. >> now you know. >> i wondered for about ten minutes. >> now a jewish wedding. >> bill weir is in key west, florida, tonight. how are things there? >> anderson, if it you ever wondered what it looks like to see a drag queen named sushi descend in a giant stilettstile that's the place for that. that's going to happen at the bourbon street bar later on. here at sloppy joe's, they're going to watch the shell drop at the drop of midnight and pirate wench that's lowered down. you get the feeling, right? let's go inside earnest hemingway's favorite hangout. wisconsin. the big bowl game. this is papa hemingway's favorite barstool. a true drinker for the ages.
and this scene in here is pretty miraculous, if you consider that just a couple days after irma just shattered the keys, we didn't know if or when folks would get back on their feet. they tell me now 95% of the hotel rooms in key west are open, like 70% in the keys. a rot of cleanup to do. not bad considering the roughest hurricane season ever. this is donna? >> i am. this is donna. this is the bartender at sloppy joe's. >> happy new year to all you. >> long live the keys. >> it has. thanks for all the coverage. we're here. come on down. >> you've been through a lot of storms. how many years have you been here? >> 16. >> 16. how ydo you characterize this hurricane season, are you friends, family, okay? how's the recovery going? >> the recovery here in key west has been good. sloppy joe's, we're fortunate, the building was fine, our staff
was fine. we had a handful of staff members that had serious damage but they're getting there, so we're lucky here and for the rest of the keys we're praying for you for a quick recovery. >> right. are you seeing diminished crowds as a result of the lower hotel rooms? >> definitely. definitely. yeah, people still want to come but the hotels aren't available. so it's definitely down a bit. >> you got to send the message, key west is open for business. >> right. >> back and weird as you want it to be, right? >> that's right. come on down and celebrate with us. >> always fascinates me why people say i'm not leaving, during a hurricane, especially, after a hurricane, but there's something that gets in your blood down here, right, that makes you part of this? >> oh, it's different in the keys. you know, people are down here with their families but then our friends become our family, too. so we're in it together. >> yeah. happy new year. >> happy new year. thanks for having us in. it's so cool. this is taking me back to my college days, you know, standing knee deep in rum and slush. but we're going to do a little pub crawl for you down here in
key west. going to work our way down to the big sushi shoe drop as well. ring in the new year. we saw a fabulous final sunset from mallard square. our thoughts are with the good folks in puerto rico and the texas coast who aren't as fortunate as what's going on down in the keys so happy better '18 for all of you still suffering from the most brutal storm season in recent memory. tonight is a chance to revel in what was not lost, and look forward with optimism and a spirit of rebuilding. we'll have much more from key west throughout the night as well as the rest of the united states. andy, anderson, they're working their way outside in times square that is probably 85 degrees colder than lehere and we'll have much more when we come back. people would stare.
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♪ na, na, honey i'm good ♪ i could have another but i probably shouldn't ♪ i got somebody at home, home ♪ it's been a long night here and long night there ♪ ♪ and these long, long legs they're everywhere ♪ ♪ hold up now, you look good i will not lie ♪ ♪ but if you ask where i'm staying tonight ♪ ♪ i got to be like oh baby, no baby you got me all wrong baby ♪ ♪ my baby's already got all of my love ♪ ♪ so na, na, honey i'm good, i could have another but i probably shouldn't ♪ i got somebody at home and if i stay i might not leave alone ♪ ♪ nah, honey i'm good, i could have another but -- ♪ >> hey, welcome back we're live in times square, anderson cooper, andy cohen, and amy
sedaris is with us. how are you? >> i'm excited you're here, amy. are you? >> i am excited. i've never been in times square. it's pretty amazing. >> wait a minute, you're a lifelong new yorker. you've never been here? >> no. >> have you ever wanted to -- >> when i think about it, no. ever. >> amy's show "at home with amy sedaris" is on trutv. >> so funny. >> i want to show you a little bit because it's so funny. let's take a look. >> knock knock. >> no, i'm saying knock knock but i didn't actually knock because i just had my knuckles done. a immy amy lowe, would you be a good neighbor and let me store my shih tzu in your icebox? i'd keep him at my house but i don't want to, i don't want to. >> you're playing the great character, patty hugg.
>> i am. >> who is patty? >> seed company in the make believe time we have. she's every southern woman i know. >> she is. do people in the house freeze their animals? >> a lot of people freeze -- >> my dad's from mississippi. when my first pet snake died, my dad put it in the freezer because i was so -- >> you had a pet snake, sweetie? >> it was called sam and i couldn't pronounce ss so i said tham. >> the story writes itself. with -- >> my dad put it in the freezer then my mom opened up the freezer the next day and got very scared because the snake was in the freezer. he actually then encased it in lucite so i'd always have it. >> not the only reason she was scared. >> is that was so tragic. >> amy, what did you do growing up in the south on new year's eve, what were your traditions? >> my mom made miniature meatballs and we had seafood in the basement. we'd bang pots and pans and watch shows like this.
>> you would? >> yeah, yeah, for sure. >> you're known -- you've written a lot of books about entertaining. two "new york times" bestsellers. what do you think is the key to having a great new year's party? >> oh, i think it's the people you invite. you don't want any land mines, if you know what i mean. >> yes. barnic barnicles. >> you like to cast a party like andy, when andy throws a party, he casts it like a "real housewives" reunion, i feel. >> i want there to be some drama, yeah. >> you kind of have to. you kind of have to, yeah. if you know you're invited to a party because of, like, something, for some reason, if you're not up for that reason as a guest, then you shouldn't go. >> what's a good, a foolproof thing to have at a new year's party? >> wood. >> wood? >> a fireplace, i would think, you know, would be nice on a night like tonight. it's freezing. >> yes. >> you know, champagne, i guess, plenty of alcohol. nuts. nuts are good. >> nuts are always good. >> nuts are good. >> amy -- >> duck fat. >> i want to run through some celebrities. >> oh, no. >> you tell me what you would
bring them as a hostess gift, okay? >> okay, okay. >> what would you bring queen elizabeth if you were going to buckingham palace? >> oh, really, what would i bring her? moist towelettes. i think she'd like it, be impressed. >> what in general, if you were speaking of an older person or entertaining for the elderly, what do you -- >> a balloon. >> a balloon? >> i sent you a picture today. >> why do elderly people like balloons? >> because it's fun to toss a balloon back and forth and it really is fun. my godson, hello, giancarro, luca. we toss a balloon back and forth all the time. you can freeze them. >> a balloon? >> yeah, yeah, fill it with water and freeze them. >> your eye is watering. that's how cold it is here. can you describe how cold it is? >> what is it, 14? >> what would you bring martha stewart if you were going to her house? >> duck fat. >> okay. what would you bring oprah? >> maybe some poppers. >> some poppers? >> hey, guys, guys.
you know, like poppers, like, you know, they have in london. >> oh. >> yeah. am i -- >> what would you bring barbra streisand? >> oh, i'd bring her some press-on nails. >> that's good. >> just for fun. >> what about me, what would you bring me? >> oh, what would i bring you? a lighter. i would make you a special lighter. >> you did -- yeah, you made me a patty hugg lighter. >> we need you to stick around far little bit and be our weather reporter. >> i'm happy to do that. >> you are? >> yes. i'll give you updates. >> by the way, love your hat. it's super cute. >> thank you, i got it in tokyo. >> did you? >> yes, i did. >> which you call? >> tokes. >> we're going to take a quick break. sorry. we're going to -- >> yeah, remind them not to drink and drive tonight. >> absolutely, do not drink and drive. stay home. >> love that you said that. >> you know what, you can play a drinking game, though, every time andy drops the name of a celebrity, just take a drink at
home. don't go out and drive. believe me, if you do that, you might not last the 4 1/2 hours we're on the air. we're going to take a quick break. amy is going to stick around, give us weather updates throughout the evening to see if it gets warmer which i don't think. randi kaye is at a pot party where it's legal in colorado. we'll check in with her. >> oh, wow, why aren't we there? we're at the wrong party. my wish was a clubhouse, but we call it "the wish house." people visit national parks from all over the world. food tastes better when you don't have to cook it. he was just supposed to be my dog. i don't know why. (vo) we're proud that, on behalf of our owners, the subaru share the love event will have donated over one hundred fifteen million dollars in just ten years.
was. >> it actually is. my face hurts. we've been outside for ten minutes. >> i know. >> that was hong kong, new year's in hong kong. >> i know. incredible. have you ever been there? >> i've never been to hong kong. of course, famously this year, the "housewives of beverly hills" were in hong kong. >> really? >> yes, lisa rinna. the junkboat. >> what happened on the junkboat? >> sweetie, everything. >> really? it was all about the junkboat? >> yes. >> did bravo pay for those trips? >> we'll get into it later. >> okay. >> this is wild, we're finally in times scare. this is super cool. i mean, i don't -- there's a lot of performances happening all over the place. >> yes, there's a lot going on. >> a lot going on, yeah. >> it's hard to, you know, like, often i feel like the first hour we're on the air is a practice. then we're like, oh, we've actually been on. >> i'm sure the viewers appreciate hearing that. what else happened in hong kong? >> in hong kong, there was this crazy video, i don't know if you saw, i loved of a panda sanctuary and the people who
work in the panda sanctuary -- >> oh, yeah, they put on the costumes. >> they dress like pandas and they -- i know, that, to me, is the greatest job. >> i want to hug a panda, but that reminds me of the thing you did for "60 minutes" where you got in the bunny costume. >> i did this for cnn, i went to the great ape sanctuary and i had to dress as a bunny for some reason because the scientists told me the apes like the bunnie bunnies. i don't know. it was the weirdest -- there it is. it was the weirdest experience. >> did you -- >> i thought i was being pranked the entire time. liter literally, a bunny bib. yeah. >> did the animals -- did the apes try to -- were they frisky with you? >> >> no, they were behind -- thank god, they were behind plate glass. yeah, it was very strange. >> yes. >> so, yeah. randi kaye, though, has -- we send randi kaye to a lot of places. randi is a raet reporter, great reporter, great correspondent. she's game for anything. last year i think she was on, like, a booze cruise on some
ship somewhere in international waters. 7 a couple years ago, we sent her to a -- i'm sorry? what? oh. actually, we're going to -- before we go to randi kaye -- >> a six-second commercial break. >> six-second commercial. >> my favorite kind. 7 . so much happened during that six seconds, it was crazy. so >> so -- sorry. a little cough. i'm a little -- randi kaye, we sent her to a marijuana dispensary, she got a little high just being in the -- >> that sounds like a fantastic assignment. >> i want to show you what happened when she went to the marijuana dispensary last time. how much longer are you going
to. be there for, randi? you moving there? >> i think i need to come home. i'm coming home tomorrow. >> come back to the east coast. yeah. come back to the east coast, randi. >> do you think they'll know -- >> thanks very much. all right. so, so randi is now in colorado again. she's, i think, on a bus, like a pot bus -- let's just find out. randi -- >> a dispensary bus? >> randrandi, where are you? >> reporter: we are in denver, colorado. good evening to you guys, anderson and andy. we have the party started here. there's a little bit of a purple haze. we call this magic bus. the canni bus. get it? oh. this is what i'm dealing with. i think we're going to have a repeat of what you saw in the last live hit from all those years ago. yeah. it's getting pretty crazy. we made such an impact last time. it's the "high times" magazine. look who's on the cover.
that's right, me. on the cover of "high times" nag de magazine. >> are you serious? >> reporter: i want to show you what's going on on this bus. this is some of the fun that we're having, this is mikey's, what do you call this? >> a blazey susan. >> reporter: a >> what's that accessory? >> this is one of my accessories. >> you're going to light that up right now? >> what's this year? i'm more interested in this. >> this is a flower. the one. why is this called the one. >> that's a good question. >> it's what? a lot of people chose to come here. this is how they celebrate new year's eve in denver. i hope they can still see me through the purple haze. then we have another one in here. >> you came in from l.a. >> i did. l.a. was giving us a little
trouble. so i am here to celebrate. >> you wanted to say hi? >> andy cohen, i love you so much. you have no idea how much i love you. >> randi kaye, does this bus actually go anywhere? >> does the bus go anywhere? >> i feel like it's just standing there. >> we made our first stop. >> it goes to high town. >> we're at a dispensary called the medicine man. i think i got a little high. i'm trying to remember where we are. >> we're at medicine man, denver. >> that's going to be interesting. >> you want me to pick something out for you? >> yes, i would like that.
she would choose. it's my favorite thing in the world. >> this is all legal in colorado. >> it is. >> dose yourself properly. we don't want any trouble in e three hours from you. be careful. >> randi kaye, we'll check in with you. >> we're going to be really careful. >> i am not worried about her. she's the only person i'm not worried about. i'm worried about don lemon. >> i love that she's going to a grow farm. >> i feel like these people, i am a little worried for her now. she might need security. >> she might. >> is she like a notorious stoner? >> not at all. she's game to report and go to the front lines out there. >> you're a news man. what do you think about the fact that this is the assignment that she seeks out every year?
>> she doesn't seek it out. we send her. >> i think she likes the green. >> i don't think so. randi kaye is r very responsible. >> you can be a responsible -- >> i know. >> no drinking and driving. keep reminding people. >> no smoking and drive iing or anything. stay home. have a drink every time andy drops the name of a celebrity because god knows he does that. let's go to sara sidner in nashville for us. what's the scene there? >> it's fantastic. it's not quite the same what randi kaye is going through, but i want u to make clear that my mother knows there's none of that happening here. but there is music and that's getting people high here in nashville. all kinds of different acts. johnny p is an r&b singer. we have heard from these two awesome soulful rock and roll and we'll be hearing from keith
urban. he's beautiful and he can sing like anybody. and then we're also going to hear from a on to of other people. cheap trick is here. but it is also freezing. it's going to be 9 degrees here. i think we're on the level with new york. so everyone around here is like elder bits are frozen. this is also the home state of jack daniels. so maybe we all will be doing but there may be a little here. we're going to be hitting the honky tonks. what i love about this is you don't have to pay a cover fee. so you can just go into any of them and just sit there and listen in. it's fantastic. broadway is filled with people right now. a hundred thousand people expected here today. and i know you guys are also doing an amazing interview with celine dion, john mayer. they are in other places and venues. and so i expect to be laughing and crying and jumping up and
down, which we have been here. we have heard from so many different great acts. so that's pretty cool. i also have gotten to talk to some wonderful guys from the 101st airborne. they were here and talking about going to san juan and going to help out with the hurricane relief. so it was wonderful to stand there and talk to them and celebrate with these guys who spend their u time protecting this country. that's what's happening here. that's what's happening here. we're going to be back and you guys look really cute. is that the coat you had made that i heard so much about? i want to know about that after the break. new year's eve live with anderson cooper and. andy cohen is brought to you by -- good morning wife.
happy new year. i'm in balmy norway. about 200 miles north of the arctic circle. not too far from santa claus. i decided that 2018 should be the year we all challenge ourselves a little more. we do something that scares us every day. get ourselves out of our comfort zone. it's a way we can really grow. so what i'm going to do is i'm going to jump in this water here. some of the coldest water on earth right now in order to achieve that for me. it's a combination of your wild side and anderson, one of your icy death stares. happy new year. have if fun. see you in 2018. i hope. >> i don't want to tell her that
i did this. 10, 9, 8. >> we're back live in times square. sanjay gupta jumping in freezing cold water. >> that was so cool. >> are they rehearsing the ball drop? >> every hour in times square, they count down that hour. just to give people here something to do. >> they need more to do than that. there's a lot of cold people around. i am alternatively exhilarated and absolutely miserable. i can't decide. i'm actually quite pleasantly warm in my heat ed clothes. >> mine are starting to heat up. we have keith urban in this
hour. >> how cool is this? >> it's so cool. >> he just had his stand yuf special on netflix. is that what the kids say? >> i don't know. more musical stylings. >> wolf blitzer is coming up. >> we have a lot of water games. >> drinking games for people at home. >> we just said a bunch of celebrities. >> so then of course, the big culmination of the stroke of midnight and the ball drops and the whole place goes wild. >> i love our head sets. >> i thought you would like that. have you ever seen her in concert? >> i would like to. i have not. are we going to do a little clubhouse play house. e we kind of reenact famous scenes or moments in pop
culture. >> from this past year. >> there's a woman named danielle brogoli that i'm sure you covered on 360 a lot. she's the cash me outside girl. >> i'm unfamiliar. >> this really happened at the end of 2016, but it made a mark in 2017. 2017 was her year. she's 14 years old. she appeared on an episode of dr. phil. the title was i want to give up my car-wielding twerking 13-year-old daughter who tried to frame me for a crime. >> this is real? >> i thought dr. phil was a little more classy. since then she's -- >> it's a shee. >> i do a daily show. >> it's very true. >> she has a multimillion dollar record deal. she's changed her name. and she's got like over 10 million instagram followers. it's crazy. i was really going off on her for most of the year.
then i realized she was a 14-year-old girl and it's not nice to pick on a 14-year-old girl. she has no childhood. she actually paid off her mom's mortgage for christmas. >> so what is her claim to fame? >> here's the deal. we're going to reenact this iconic scene from the dr. phil episode. i will play danielle. you play dr. til. >> let me get my glasses on. >> i'm going to start. this is actual dialogue from the dr. phil show. jail ain't nothing. that's what i do. they don't catch. ain't nobody going to catch me. >> you're too street wise? >> yep. >>. >> so the audience -- >> catch me outside. how bout that?
>> i don't understand what that means. what does that mean? >> what i just said. we have the clip. this is what it was. >> i don't know what that means. >> jail ain't nothing. that's what i always do and they never catch me. ain't nobody ever going to catch me. >> because you're too street wise? >> all these people laughing like it's funny. >> she's talking about the audience that they are it laughing at her. >> did you say they are laughing? >> yep. >> so the audience -- >> yes. >> catch me outside. how bout that? >> catch you outside? >> what does that mean? >> what i just said. >> tens of millions of instagram followers. that's what it sparked. what does that say about our
world today? >> she now has -- >> a record deal. she's bad baby. >> did you work when you were a kid? >> i did work when i was a kid. i had a paper route. i grew up in st. louis, missouri. >> in clayton. >> yes, clayton. i had a paper route and i loved it. tell everybody what you did for a job. it is my favorite thing. >> no. >> vanderbilt boy. you're so relatable. >> i was a child model. >> he was a child model. >> at the ford modelling. do we have some? >> look at that. poor anderson has to do spring looks today after school. he's so tired. >> i would call up after school and call up the agency and see what there was. i would go. >> we have more. we have more favorites. you were a cute kid.
>> that was a members only. >> i made $75 an hour. >> there you are. >> how did that at? >> my dad knew somebody and my brother played a young tennis player. >> your parents love costuming you. here you are as a welsh soldier. >> i wore costumes every day of my childhood. that's another ad. >> before or after the pet snake? >> the pet snake is when i was like 6 or 7. the modelling was 11 or 12. >> the time line is all come in into focus. i'm sgl i'm sure your paper route was tough though. >> yeah, it was. >> the mean streets of clayton. i have been to clayton. it's a lovely community. i u don't know. >> my face hurts. the funny thing is when we said
we were going to do this, you kept saying it's so cold. >> you can't understand. >> before we knew this was going to be the coldest new year's eve on record since like 1962. >> i don't know. we can check in and find out. >> is amy going to have the facts? >> let's go -- by the way. in new orleans, which is one of my favorite cities in the world. >> you're fun to go to new orleans with. >> i u love new orleans. and on frenchman street. there's a club called the spotted cat. that's where we find don lemon and brooke baldwin and that's where they are tonight. how is it going? >> you're on. ♪ going to the chapel and we're going to get married ♪
>> you were just hitting on the pedestrian day cab guy. >> no, was i hitting on you? >> look who it is. it's amanda shaw. you were hanging out with us two years ago. can we show the girls' heels? >> if you click those heels three times you get to 2018 a lot faster. she's playing the fiddle. look how close we are to the tattoo parlor. >> which also has body piercings. i love that you notice that. >> it is happening. you never know what you're going to see. we're going to make you jealous, anderson. >> minneapolis. >> dallas. >> we got a lot of clemson tigers. >> it's a reason i have this beer. >> are you drinking outside? >> how else do you think?
>> you can do anything in new orleans. >> you were the ones who got married this it morning. where's shaggy? >> they know everybody. what are they doing? this is like raw footage. >> this is why i have the beer. check this out. do you see that? >> happy new year, everyone. >> there's a whole thing to the crawfish situation. i'm a southerner but i'm no good. >> here's what you do. >> there's a whole twisting. you got to pinch the tail and pop the head. >> anderson, you know this. you have eaten crawfish before. what's your system? there's a steam or a boil. >> we boil in louisiana. we don't want any dry stuff like up on the east coast. >> you have crawfish, shrimp,
crab, corn, no potatoes. you got to have what? >> beer. >> ice cold beer. >> i'm going to hand this to you. >> i feel like i'm watching raw footage of a reality show of some kind. >> what's that show? frenchman street. >> with the sexual innuendos. >> catch me outside, how bout that? >> how bout that? >> these are so good. >> he's getting a tattoo tonight. >> the question is where in the world is don lemon's tattoo
going to be. >> coming up next on the best moments, actually some of my favorite moments from watch what happens live." >> we have some great. pop culture moments. keith urban is come iing up. john mayer, celine dion. >> she's the greatest singer in the world. >> we countdown to 2018 on cnn. we'll be right back. ♪
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welcome back. anderson cooper and andy cohen live in times square in new york. it's cold. let's get a quick weather update. >> anderson and andy, i'm here to update the weather. it's still freezing outside. i think it's at at this point. back at cha. >> that was a thorough weather report. that was really thorough. by the way, i should point out we got huge news during the commercial break. nicole kidman is joining keith urban. >> she's had such a great year. did you see her movie? it's so good. she's so good in it.
i'm obsessed. >> the little kid from "big little lies" was on cnn heroes. he likes to go to see a lot of broadway shows and he puts it on y youtube. a casting agent saw him. see i know some pop culture things. >> you're very excited to share them. it's getting closer. >> it's so rare i can contribute. when andy and i go, we have a show called aq squared. >> new york coming up. >> boston, tron torks chicago. >> so whenever we travel, people come up and say things to him and i don't understand what you're talking about. they say house wyomiwihousewive. i don't know what that means. >> i have to explain it. >> really?
that doesn't seem appropriate. >> it's a thing. >> so it has been a heck of a year on your show. >> we had a great year. >> you have had so many great moments. >> we have had a great year. five of my favorite moments that i think you're going to love because they were just generated a lot of conversation in the pop culture water cooler world. >> i feel like every day when i come into my office and go on the computer, the viral moments have happened from your show. >> well, thank you. so the first one is i dropped my card, but i think it is j-lo and ray leo ta playing plead the fifth. ray was spilling the tea that night. >> all of the leading ladies you have worked with, who was the worst kisser? >> who was the worst? you remember? >> sigourney.
>> i actually thought he was going to plead the fifth to that one to tell you the truth. who was the most overrated actor back in the '80s and '90s? you can't say yourself. what actor was like the buzz that was the most overrated in the '80s and '90s? >> as an b actor? >> clint eastwood probably. >> interesting. >> name your favorite -- >> i don't give a [ bleep ] pz. >> i love it. >> i mean, we are all j-lo right now. ien couldn't believe it. you have an option to plead the fifth in that game. it was crazy. here's a moment where you were on the show. olivia wilde was on with you. >> really, you're playing this again? >> yes, let's take a look.
>> olivia, you were going to ask anderson and i trivia questions about each other. >> what is anderson's biggest turn on? >> latinos. >> that's a real friendship. >> i actually thought you were not going to speak. wow. >> this next one was really, pink, i'm a huge fan of pink. i asked her about her relationship with christina ag ler ra because there's been talk they didn't get along. they may be doing a duet this year, which i'm so down for. but here's what pink had to say about the early years with her.
let's watch. >> in august you made some news when you said that you made amends with your alleged feud with christina ag ra, how did you reconcile and what was the big. est issue between the two of you? >> we were super young and super new at the whole thing. i think i'm an alpha and she's an alpha and i'm used to taking my altercations physical and she's used to having them verbal and we just are very different. we're very young and new and you have to learn how to -- women have to learn how to support each other. it's not taught to us on the playground. >> did you try to get physical with her? >> actually, she swung on me in a club. >> in a club? >> hilarious. >> because you're a philly girl. rugt? >> yeah, i was like what's happening right now. what's happening?
>> she swung on her? >> she swung on her on a club. i almost fainted. >> have you ever been punched? >> no, yeah, you just punched me a minute ago. no, i haven't. have you been in a fight? >> i got punched in egypt. >> this next one was huge. head lines everywhere. this is patti lupone who does not -- she doesn't -- she's amazing. i love her. just take a look. this speaks for itself. whoa. >> the only thing that mahmoud don na has ever said to me was i'm taller than you. >> what did you think of her role in evita? >> when mtv used to have videos
and i saw i believe it was a piece of [ bleep ]. madonna is a movie killer. she's dead behind the eye. she can't act her way out of a paper bag. she should not be in film. she's a wonderful performer for what she does, but she is not an actor. bing. >> that's not nice. >> i love madonna. >> huge madonna fans. >> pop culture moments from "watch what happens live." >> i'm sure it will. happen. >> here is my friend john mayer who is going to be joining us in a little bit. take a look. >> did you watch any of katy perry's live stream? >> i did. >> what did you think? >> i think you have to watch all 96 hours to make the final
verdict. i thought it was like -- that's her thing. it's to go big and bold. i checked in with it. it's definitely odd to watch your ex-girlfriend sleep. >> that was amazing. she did this live stream for like 96 hours when her album came out. she lived in kind of a big brother house. you could just go online and watch katy perry in the house. >> in addition to keith urban, john mayer is going to join us with dave chappelle, he has a release on netflix. i'm happy he's joining us. we could not be prouder to have them all joining us. keith urban is going to join us. a special shoutout to our friends at the marriott for the rooftop shot as hundreds of thousands of people get ready to
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ridiculous. >> that was westminster alababbe and the heir to the thrown. >> no, it's innen windsor castle. still a couple thousand people. there's a big fuss at the moment over what prince harry said. >> about whether obama will be invited? >> no, about megan markle's family. he said she spent the christmas with the queen. harry said she spent it with her real family for once. and now her family -- >> whoa! >> the father, the brother, the sister. absolutely. prince harry said it was nice for her to have a real family. her father is saying she's got a real family. real men don't wear hats. >> i'm freezing.
>> i didn't know that happened. that's major. >> i bring bearing gifts. >> what is that? >> don't you snare at my cup cakes. >> look at these cup cakes. >> it's impossible to eat right now. >> unfortunately they are frozen because they are out here. >> i brought pizza. by the time i got in the hotel we were in, frozen. >> dominos will deliver. you tell them where about in the crowd and they will deliver. you're cold. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> we're going to be hearing from richard throughout the night who is being a good sport and helping us talk to folks in the crowd. one highlight from a moment ago. it might need some explanation. are we doing this? where are we going? i'm not even sure. >> we don't have -- wolf blitzer
is doing some songs throughout the evening. here's another wolf blitzer hit. wolf? >> anderson and andy, good evening once again. i'm wolf blitzer. this is another e edition of wolf blitzer sings the hits of 2017. andy, watch what happens live, when i harmonize on this selena gomez hit. i'm not spriesze surprised, i sympathize, you have a fetish for love, i push you out and you come right back, don't see a point in blaming you. if i were you, i'd do me too. that was "fetish" by selena gomez. that's a classic. i'm wolf blitzer. this has been wolf blitzer sings the hits. >> there you go. >> the more you know. >> i'm very excited about who is about to join us. an amazing musician, keith urban. sdwl a real musician. >> we want to go live to
nashville. the grammy winning keith urban is is joining us with nicole kidman. thank you for being with us. happy new year. >> happy new year. i wish i got to hear wolf sing. >> it's surreal. >> believe me, you don't want to do that with wolf blitzer. we are so excited. >> if i closed my eyes i would have thought it was selena. >> you have to close them for a long, long time. >> what are you looking forward to most in 2018? >> i mean -- >> did we lose it? >> are you kidding me? >> i was dying to know what she was looking forward to. nicole kidman is is an angel. i'm looking forward to more "big little lies."
this is a cliff hanger. back to them in a second. we'll get that worked out. we want to take a moment to pay tribute to some people who might not be household names, but whose work means the world to so many. our cnn heroes. the year may be coming to a close, but there's time to help them get a great start to 2018. if you saw our heroes program, you know how amazing they are. they are all small organization who is can use the help. they continue to make contributions up to $50,000 to each cnn hero. they will be doing it through next sunday to make a tax deductible contribution, go to cnnheroes.com and click the donate button. >> you still have two and a half hours in this year to make your charitable contributions. >> we're going to take a quick break and bring back keith ur n urban. i can't believe this happened. we'll be right back.
anderson cooper and andy ki. are you both there? i'm so sorry for that. >> it was a cliff hanger. what are you most looking forward to in 2018? >> well, staying on the s satellite that's the first thing i'm looking forward to. >> i'm just looking forward to all working together to make this world a better place. unity and being together. helping each other. >> and more "big little lies."
>> actually, e yes, we will have more. there will be. >> you both have had such great years. "big little lies" was so amazing. you were so good. and i just think it's such a a great movie. i hope everybody goes out and sees it. >> what did the two of you give each other for christmas? >> i got an electric bike, which is kind of cool. >> those are great. >> i got a backpack and some amazing jewelry and things we can't talk about. >> do y'all make new year's
resoluti resolutions? >> yeah, i sort of do. i think them and -- >> that's about as far as they go. >> what is the degrees here. it's minus 10 or something like that. >> e we lost the signal before because once it goes below 80 degrees, the signal drops out. >> we were in sydney and we're in nashville for new year's eve. >> what is it 12 there? >> yeah. i have no -- it's gone. >> we'll have to change the spelling of your name now. >> i apologize for that. >> it's already new year's in your home country in australia.
>> yes, it is. >> it was incredible. i apologize my face is frozen so i can't talk correctly. >> we're actually freezing alive is what's slowly happening. what is the temperature there that you're complaining about it so much? >> all i can say is is there's only one ball dropping tonight. >> keith urban. >> i'm taking over the microphone now. he's got to go play and some guitar in this freezing cold. >> playing in sub zero conditions is hard so give him props. >> wow, thank you. >> you gave nicole the advice
and i think the oscars to clap with her hands like this so she wouldn't damage her jewelry. did you ever expect that that became such a meme? everybody was talking about it? did you ever expect that would become such a thing? >> answer that one, baby girl. >> it's called a logical clap when you don't want to slam together with rings. >> it makes sense. >> i wish that there was more important things to be concerned about or that people were focused on than that sort of clapping. that's what i would say. >> i agree with that. >> we want to wish you both -- >> can we just show you this beautiful nashville crowd? >> yes, let's see it. >> nashville is the place to be. i just dropped this out. >> it's 16 degree. s in nashville. >> andy and i were there a
couple months ago. it's a great city. we wish we were there. we wish you the best. we hope you have a very happy and healthy and productive u new year. thank you both so much. >> you too. much love. >> happy new year to everybody watching. e we love you guys. peace and blessings. >> thanks very much. that was very nice of them to join us. >> that was amazing. i was so cool that nicole kidman joined us. >> i think she shaded me a little bit. >> she's not coming on my show. >> why was that such a a bad question about the clapping? >> i don't judge your questions. youen don't need to judge my questions. >> speaking of star power, andy sees plenty of it on "watch what happens live." >> who else has not come on?
>> there are many people. but a lot of them this year did come and shared their resolutions for the new year. take a look. >> my new years resolution, i don't have them because i don't hold them. >> my resolution is to try to not tell everybody to go [ bleep ] themselves so much. >> mine is a margarita a day to ep keep the haters away. >> my new year's resident lougs is to have more fun in loif and to treat others as you'd love for them to treat you. don't be a punk next year. >> i'm getting to become an olympic standard gymnast. >> my new year's resolution, don't overplan, don't overthink just go with the flow. >> be little less in world doll nation artist wanting to make it scheme and be more into helping other musicians.
>> my resolution is to find more balance. i'm going to do it. this is my year. >> mine is always to breathe more. >> mu resolution is that i'm going to go vegan. got to give up this meat. >> they stop eating chocolate or something. >> my resolution is less late night ice cream eating. got to stop it. >> mine is to start eating so much cheese and i'm going to try to get ripped. >> my resolution for 2018 is to have less cheese. >> this year my resolution is the same as last year and every year. i'm going to exercise more. i'm going to e eat less. i'm going to go to church more often and write in my journal. just like last year. >> i'm jimmy fallon. my resident solution to lose two pounds. >> my resolution is to really get in there and brush up on my
spanish. >> my resolution for 2018, one of mine is to become better informed about things going on in the world, things going on close to me and far away. >> my resolution is to gain back the 20 pounds i lost this year. >> my only resolution is to be resolute. >> my resolution this year is to sing more. >> my resolution was to not carry my wife and daughter around like i'm ken of beverly hills. >> my resolution is is to be nice to everyone on twitter. >> my resolution is to motor boat anderson cooper in the privacy of my own home. >> my resolution is to have a little more hope in the state of things in our world and our country and be positive that way.
and also exercise more. >> my resolution is to watch more river dale. >> i'm going to get more sleep. >> my resolution is to try to take good care of myself and take myself to the gym. >> my resolution for 2018 is to be nicer to people on the subway. >> my resolution, i think, would be to try to stop complaining. because there's so much to be appreciative for. stop pg part of the rumor trail and try to spread love out there. >> i'm jimmy fallon. my resolution is to listen to more sting this year. ♪ you know what to do >> i made resolutions. what i hope you resolve to. i made some for you. i hope you remove sweetie from your vernacular. just reduce the use of it. as he's doing this, now all of
his friends use it all the time as well. >> really? >> here's another one. try to be more low key while traveling. >> you need to try -- okay. go on. >> keep the lowering of the hands. >> you need to deal with your mood swings. >> i'm a moody. >> stormy nights. stop pretending you're on your phone so you don't have to talk to people. >> i am on my tone. >> stop stealing my bits from the housewives reunions. you ended that debate with hillary and donald trump by using my thing, which was having them say something nice about each other. which is what i do when it's going scorched earth at a housewives reunion. >> you think i took that from you? it was a a town hall so that came from the audience. >> one of your open houses.
you know what my resolution is. i want to get off my phone. i would like to not spend so much time on my phone. >> you're on your phone all the time. >> as are you. >> but you tweet. i pretty much stopped twitter. >> i would like to take a hammer to my phone and then put it in the fire. then mail it to apple. i would. why does apple have to own me? >> it's true. i won't get into it. it's all geared to -- this is what happens. >> i'm dealing with my glos. i'm freezing and you got me into this. >> i should have did this my resolution not to lose focus so much. he just totally shuts down and you saw it happen. >> you know what my resolution is? to get nicole kidman on "watch what happens live." >> i don't know why you asked
that question. >> i thought it would be a light hearted interview. >> she was so nice to show up and do it 37 very unexpected. now you made her feel bad. i don't know. >> what are we talking about? >> instagram. you do instagram stories all the time. >> i u love instagram stories. >> what's fun ny about andy is o matter where he is is, he's having fun. he's one of those people -- >> i'm not having that much fun right now. my moods -- speaking of mood swings, i'm second to second in a different mood. it is very cold. but we are going to go through the most light -- >> what i'm saying is that when you are anything you do you make a joyous thing of it. >> i try to make a a party. >> you walk the dog and you have funny instagram stories about it. you're in an airport when we're
traveling together, which we do every couple weekends and he always enjoys everything he does. >> thank you. i appreciate that. >> it's like what oprah said about you. you carry the light. >> i mean, honestly. so here were the most light pictures on instagram of the year. beyonce's twin pregnancy announce the l was the most liked photo on instagram. 11.2 million likes. selena gomez is all over the top ten. i love her. her post about her kidney transplant was the second most liked. 10 million plus likes. beyonce's twins birth anoubsment was the third most liked. cristiano ronaldo's twins being born was up there. here are some of our favorite
instagrams of the year. i love this picture of the hollywood legends watching the eclipse. >> it was candace ber gone and jane fonda. it's like the mount rushmore of hollywood. >> they were shooting a movie. i love that so much. the eclipse was my favorite day of the year. >> she's amazing. >> the eclipse was my favorite day of the year. it was so joyous. it was humble iing. >> i really regretted not actually going and seeing it myself. >> i was on a beach. we had the best -- it was amazing. oprah's bountiful garden. i love it. she's always instagraming about her bountiful garden. she has the greatest produce out of this
>> how big is her garden? >> it's bountiful. >> here's britney spears painting, which i love. this was a video with some classical music behind it. they wound up selling the painting for like ten grand. i was like, i would have -- i would spend that. the best -- >> i did see that. >> did you see lady gaga with all five former living u.s. presidents. that's an amazing photo. like, that's the ultimate photo to get. >> do you think the president knew it was going to happen or she just kind of like wandered in. was it supposed to be just the presidents, or do you think she just -- >> i don't speculate on lady gaga's instagraming. i don't do that. >> all right. you should be ashamed of yourself for speculating. actually, did you see the lady gaga documentary? >> i did, it was really good. >> so good. >> did you love the moment where donatella versace meets george and barbara bush. >> i don't remember that. >> at the super bowl. >> oh, yeah, yeah.
it's such a random celebrity -- >> you like a random mix of -- that's what you're trying to do on "watch what happens live." >> totally. totally. >> oh, my god -- i am -- >> it's cold. >> i am chattering. >> the good -- >> yeah, the good news is, we're not allowed to pee for 4 1/2 hours. >> it's the last thing you think about because you're so cold. >> i have no capability to do that. i have no liquid in me. >> okay. i also got to say, you know, i've been -- >> the crowd is mellow. >> -- 15 years. the crowd is death quiet. >> and they're all here. >> normally, every 20 minutes or 10 minutes, people are like, whoo-hoo! there's none of that. >> no. >> they're handing out now things to try to -- that the crowd can play with. >> to gin them up. >> yeah, they're passing out all of these balloons for them to play with. >> and by the way, it seems to
be working, actually. >> yeah, because i think everybody's shaking, so they -- >> let's shake the balloons. >> it's like, people like to toss a maroballoon around. >> yeah. >> so much more from here, around the country and the world. some of the biggest names of this year, john mayer and dave chappelle are going to join us. try not to insult either of them, andy. >> and celine deon. i will respect -- >> you better. >> all the great moments from here in times square. stick around here on cnn's new year's eve live. we'll be right back. >> announcer: new year's eve live with anderson cooper and andy cohen is brought to you by whole foods market, feed your resolution.
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welcome back. "new year's eve live." anderson cooper, andy cohen. >> yes. >> yes. >> the crowd has balloons. they're all kind of pepping up a little bit, i feel like. >> the balloons helped. >> maybe dropped a couple of degrees. >> it is. also, four minutes to 10:00, so they're going to count down to 10:00 in a few -- >> but nothing happens at 10:00. >> nothing happens, but it revs people up here. >> are people dumb? >> nobody's dumb. there's nothing else for them to do. they've been penned in, so the group, they try to entertain people as much as possible. >> they countdown every hour? >> every hour, they countdown.
>> how quickly does this place clean out? like 12:07 are we talking? >> 12:15, 12:20, it's cleared out. 12:20, 12:25, it's like when we leave, at 12:30 -- >> there'll be no one -- >> except some very shady characters. >> really? >> are you seeing anybody? >> by the way, that's andy's other? >> i stole that from amy. >> now it's the time where we play trash or pass, okay? so trash means good riddance. pass means it's greenlit for the new year. anderson and i will make these decisions jointly. there are elements that have happened last year -- >> and you can play along with us at home. all right, 280 characters on twitter? >> i am so over twitter right now. >> i totally agree. it's toxic. >> it's a caldron of hate. >> toxic. >> yes, trash. just what we need, more words on twitter? >> yeah, trash.
>> the eclipse. >> oh, pass. >> the eclipse was magical. i want every day to be an eclipse. >> there were moments when te clips happened that people were screaming and crying. >> where were you? >> i was in my office. >> oh, my god. but i was watching it on cnn and our coverage was really good. >> i don't doubt it. to be in it. >> i know. >> it was amazing. mariah carey working out in heels. i feel like this should be an every year occurrence. >> of course. why wouldn't she work out in heels. >> well, right. >> what about rompins, the male rompers? now win am over these. i do happen to have a couple. >> i remember, by the way, you rocking a male romper -- >> rompin. yes. >> is that --? you had one before i even heard about them. >> yes. >> but i say trash. >> yes. >> what about --
>> did you actually ever wear it out somewhere? i mean -- >> no, i kind of wore it at home. >> and you instagramed it? >> yeah. >> to show off your legs. he's very proud of his legs. >> is love dead, anderson? we had so many couples breaking up last year. >> i know, it was sad, actually. >> sad. >> nice couples. >> yes, so we want love to live. >> we want love to live. >> the mooch, do we want more mooch next year? >> you know, i think the mooch is here to stay. >> you think the mooch is here to stay? >> yeah. >> he was on cnn wing, earlier tonight. >> really? >> yeah, maybe. >> in every interaction, he's been nothing but nice with me. >> well, i didn't say that he was -- >> fidget spinners. >> i feel like they're going to disappear, anyway. i don't think we need to even make a ruling on that. i don't understand them. i -- >> yes! >> the katy perry/taylor swift feud? >> unfamiliar. >> done. i think it's truly done and we
will not hear a word about it in 2018. >> okay. >> that's my hope. >> are they friends or --? >> who knows. it's too complicated. harry chest bathing suits. did you see those? >> what is that? >> bathing suits that have -- oh, now they're counting down. everyone does it? they're very excited. counting down to 10:00. whoo, it's 10:00. we'll see you tomorrow, everybody, good night! i'm out! >> so there's a moment -- >> okay, that's good. >> everybody shakes the balloons. >> i'm not going to make fun of it. see, the crowd is actually -- they look less huddled together. >> they do, and in two minutes, it's all going to deflate. let's go to amy sedarus with a look at our weather. >> anderson and andy, it's me, it is relentlessly freezing out
here. it's still freezing out here. >> we are orbiting the earth and celebrating new year's eve around the world, ringing in 2018 in 16 different time zones. >> anderson and andy, you guys look like you're having way too much fun down there and we're watching you from 250 miles above the planet. >> and everyone back on earth, happy new year! >> announcer: from the heart of times square, it's cnn's new year's eve, live. tonight, from all over america, a star-studded and unpredictable party, with special appearances by celine deon, keith urban, dave chappelle, john mayer, and
more surprises. and now, your host, anderson cooper and andy cohen. >> and welcome back from a balmy -- excuse me -- balmy times square. >> it's so cold, you guys. are you okay? that sounded great. >> yeah, i know, that was -- >> hacking up a lung. >> it's all right. yeah, it's going around. there's something going around. excuse me. >> yeah, it's going to go around to me tomorrow, i have a feeling. okay, we are treading into dicey territory, everybody, it is time for housewives playbook twitter edition. here's the thing. all year long, or for the last couple ofyears, i've been saying that donald trump's tweets -- sweetie, you're like hacking up a lung. okay, we're going to go to
richard quest while anderson recovers. >> richard's in the olive garden. >> look, they said you're going -- they said you're going to the olive garden and dress appropriately. s so i decided, the olive garden required a certain sartorial elegance, which is hopefully what i'm bringing to the proceedings. can you hear me, guys? >> now i do, yes. >> there we go. >> a little bit, not really. >> no, we can't really hear -- >> if only we had a control room that someone could tell us whether or not -- >> the cold might be short everything out. >> it's possible. >> well, why don't we talk, because i don't think richard -- >> should i get into this little housewives playbook? >> i've recovered, yes. >> basically, i've been saying that donald trump's tweets are very much like tweets from some real housewives in that i've been kind of tweeting at him -- >> andy beliefs, i said earlier, that our worlds have combined. that the world of like reality tv and news have basically combined. >> yes.
>> i really do. >> and our president is -- he was a reality star. >> and you believe that the president is actually using techniques that the housewives use? >> yes, i do. and so we had some real housewives read some real tweets from donald trump. and i'm going to tell you how they're similar. here's nienie leakes with the fist one. >> i spoke with president moon of south korea last night and asked him how rocket man is doing. long-ass lines forming in north korea. too bad! >> okay, so, that is directly out of the housewives. you give your enemies a nickname, wig, jesus jugs, lyin'. >> so you think the president has taken from that the housewives? >> no, i think it's -- here's kim with another. >> despite the negative press covfefe. >> so that's classic. when in doubt, just make up
words. rege, ingredients, it happens over many housewives franchises. here's candace bergen with another one. >> why would kim jong-un insult me by calling me old when i would never call him short and fat? oh, well. i'll try hard to be his friend and maybe some day that will happen. >> okay, so, i mean -- >> what's the technique tlhere? >> when you run out of intelligent arguments, you just go to the playground and play rough. here's kenya. >> i heard poorly rated "morning joe" speaks badly of me. don't watch anymore. then how come low-iq, crazy mika along with psycho joe came to mar-a-lago three nights in a row around new year's eve, huh? and insisted on joining me. she was bleeding badly from a facelift. i said, no. >> i got to say, when a
housewife reads it, it does seem -- >> i'm telling you! this is a classic, accuse your co-star of a facelift. it's happened over several -- >> really? >> and usually they all admit it. here's shannon from the real housewives of orange county. >> the russian hoax continues. now it says on facebook, what about the totally biassed and dishonest media coverage in favor of crooked hillary? >> okay, so crooked hillary he brings up all the time. and that's bringing up someone from last season. she's not on the show anymore, you know? or bringing up arguments from last season, like brooks and the whole cancer thing. now here's -- >> it what, with i've got to ask you about the brooks cancer thing. because i didn't really understand the whole -- i don't ow if you follow the housewives, if you do, some guy i guessamed n brooks pretended or alleged that he had cancer. when andy told me about this, he said, go on google and type in the word "does." so i do, i go on to the search
engine, type in "does." the first thing that pops up is does brooks have cancer. i did this for like a week or two, i feel like, that was the number one search request under the word "does." >> above "does god exist," does "he love me" and "does she love me" were third and fourth. here's another one. >> drain the swamp should be changed to drain the cellar. it's actually much worse than anyone ever thought and it begins with the fake news! >> that was a good line. you know, keep repeating the same lines over and over until someone listens. you know, strippergate, bookgate, you just keep repeating -- >> that's a housewife technique? >> absolutely. absolutely. >> okay. >> here's portia williams with another one. >> while not at all presidential, i must point out
that the sloppy michael moore show on prodway w wabroadway wa bomb and was forced to close. sad. >> you know, bring up stats about other housewives' businesses to take the heat off. this happens a lot on the new york housewives. people accusing their businesses of not, you know, happening -- >> how many housewives currently have like wine deals? i feel like there's -- >> a lot. bethenny frankel has the skinny -- >> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> but there are a lot. >> so let's go back. richard quest has wisely gone indoors. >> i know, he's somehow in a top hat and tails now? >> he sought sanctuary in the olive garden, which, by the way, i love -- i used to love their artichoke dip. i don't know if they still have that, but back in the day. richard, how's it going in the olive garden? >> they said to me, you're going to the olive garden, so dress appropriately. so that obviously means -- >> put your mike up close to
your -- >> okay. >> unfortunately, i seem to be a little overdressed for the olive garden. are you having a good night? >> yeah! >> oh, quiet, quiet, quiet! quiet! now. as you can see, there's some delightful food available here. out of the way. out of the way. how about some of this to help your new year's eve go along? we are happily providing some of it. where are you from? >> i'm from australia. >> you're from australia? >> yes! >> and where are you from? >> tennessee, nashville. >> nashville, tennessee! why are you here and not outside in the cold? >> it's too cold. >> we have a load of fair weather. unfortunately, i do seem to be the best dressed person here at the moment.
sorry? oh -- >> oh, come on, now. you're trying to get familiar with me. >> oh, yes, you look dashing tonight. >> would you be my date? >> of course! >> there we go. this all can be happening. so andy and anderson, there is plenty of food here. andy, there are toilets here. yeah. toilets. so -- i know that cold weather, what it can do to a man of a certain age. >> all right. thank you, richard. >> of a certain age! >> you should say that in a british accent. >> oh, they're on to the breadsticks. >> the breadsticks. the famous breadsticks. richard, is this your first time in an olive garden? >> well, i -- no, i have been to an olive garden before. it was in tuscany. >> yes! >> yes. >> richard, what makes me think i'm older than you?
>> i think i'll take a diplomatic license -- no, with i think i'm well older than you. i was just saying, because i know you were concerned, four hours in the bitterly cold. >> yes, yes. >> so richard, thank you. you are looking for dashing. we'll check in with you. i want to go to randi kaye. she's joining us again along with -- she's in colorado where i guess recreational marij use -- >> she's surrounded by weed. did you get- >> she's on a pot boast, basically. how's it going, randi? >> reporter: it's going great! i'm definitely earning the nickname kush kay, that's for sure. oh, yeah! come on. everybody knows what kush is. so i came prepared this year. i thought maybe i would bring a gas mask with me, so i wouldn't get that contact high. but look at what's on the other end of the gas mask. yes, a bong! and of course, they couldn't stand to see a bong that didn't have any cannabis in it, so you actually put it in the bong. you filled it up.
and you don't want -- >> you packed it. >> so now, you're going to celebrate a little new year's early? >> i'll be honest with you, i've never hit one -- >> yeah, right. i don't think this is really what a gas mask is used for, but, wow! okay! this is new year's eve denver style. >> this is legal in colorado. >> i know! >> oh, boy! >> i'm moving to colorado. >> it is legal. it is very legal here. wow! but we are making our way to a puff, pass, and paint party. anderson, go. >> so just explain, you're on a bus, right? it's a bus with moving lights, it's like the electric kool-aid acid test bus. >> is there a stripper pole in the bus? >> reporter: there is no stripper pole. but there are -- >> that's the first good news. >> reporter: if you just take a look, everybody here is just like smoking and partying and doing their thing. i mean, this is what's going on. so this is the cannabis tours. and people have come from all
over the country, from alabama, from los angeles. they all just came here to party on this bus. it takes them around to dispensaries, they get to pick up weed and cannabis and party all night long. and then we're going -- >> so they can choose all different -- they can choose -- sorry, randi, they can choose all different kinds of pot? >> reporter: oh, yeah. and speaking of -- yeah, i know, well, i know endica. kush is very popular. i'm sure andy knows all about that. but i do have -- >> i do, but -- >> reporter: i have a trivia question for you, andy. i want you to play along with me here. here's my question for you. which one of these famous sto n stoners did anderson lose to on celebrity "jeopardy!."
floyd, brad mitt, true romance, cheech, and the dude from the big lebowski. which one did anderson lose to on "jeopardy!". >> i think he lost to cheech. >> reporter: yes! >> who is so smart and quick on the buzzer. >> stoners are smart people. stoners are people too. i really hope that jeff sessions is not watching the broadcast tonight. because he already does not like -- >> so where are you heading next to? some kind of a paint party? >> i hope you can see me through the smoke. it's a puff, pass, and paint party. you puff, pass, and then paint. everybody has their own canvas. puff, pass, and paint. the best thing is, we're going to make these cannabis-infused cocktails. so things are going to get really crazy. oh, what? oh, and look at this! cannabis infused wine, right
here. imagine that. see, all kinds of fun stuff happens -- >> watch your dose! >> oh, yeah! >> and a reminder to everybody, do not imbibe and drive or drink and drive. >> do not drink and drive. do not imbibe and drive. >> reporter: the cnn handbook says, do not imbibe on live tv. >> yes -- >> let's go to a commercial or back to you guys. >> what about don lemon, has he seen that? >> randi, we'll check back with you a little bit later. >> coming up, dave chappelle, john mayer, celine deon and a whole lot more. we are counting down until midnight. i'm having a second wind. >> i know. we'll be right back. ♪ [ splash ] [ horn sounds ] dang! ok, i gotta run. hey, wait, there's something i need to tell you-
welcome to a quite toasty warm times square. >> it's 10 degrees, everybody. you just added another coat. >> i just added another coat. >> how many coats -- >> i have three coats on. it's my third coat as well as a vest and two pairs of long underwear. >> yes! tmi. >> too much. bill weir is in key west where it's certainly a lot warmer with a special musical guest. bill, welcome. >> reporter: thank you. good to be with you. it's 80, 90 degrees warmer here
on duvall street. happy new years, people. we were worried about the keys, of course. we were worried when i stood on this street as irma was bearing down. we were worried after plantation at big pine got ham terrified. but this feels pretty good. 95% of the hotel rooms open in key west. 70% in the keys. still some islands that are struggling, but look who's here. it's rock 'n' roll legend, eddie, two tickets to paradise money! >> we're having a great time, a fantastic, key west florida is the place to be. we kid a show at d'west akey we amphitheater. i'm taking everybody. >> i was going to ask you if you bought two tickets to paradise. you beat me at your own punch line. >> i'm putting on my play in rochester, new york, on valentine's day weekend. and we have a reality show coming out with access tv.
mark cuban. a lot of great things happening this year. >> and in just moments, you're going to help sushi the drag queen get into a giant stiletto the size of a small car and they'll lower it at midnight. so let's turn around. happy new year to you! let's wade our way through and see, hey, what's happening, man? how are you? coming through. hey, what's up, philadelphia?! good to see you, guys? happy new year. >> you too. >> let's get as close as we can to sushi. let's see if she's warming up. the drag show is in full regalia, as you can see. a fitting anthem for the florida keys, gloria guerin's "i will
survive." >> i've been looking for you all weekend. >> well, you found us. we're back. we're here for the sushi drop. there's also a pirate wench op. a giant lime wedge. they like to drop stuff in the weirdest city at the end of this highway. so, anderson -- >> bill, that drag queen drop. we've actually covered it live on this show pretty much every year for a long, long time. bill, just a quick question, if you can hear me. when you were covering the storms, did you expect that key west would recover as quickly as it has? you said 95% of hotel rooms are full, or open? >> no. we thought right after, this is the worst storm that the old salts and longtime residents had seen. we thought it could take years to recover fully. but the keys are a great representation of when you are connected to the mainland and off vibrant economy, how fast it
can come back. not the story, obviously, for puerto rico, even some of the texas coast. the so our hearts are going out to those folks not quite able to celebrate at this level. hopefully 2018 will bring more joy and more recovery. >> yeah. amen to that. bill, we'll check in with you a little bit later for that big drag queen drop. have you ever seen that? >> i've never seen it, but i think -- >> do you have a little -- >> do i have a little boogie there? i feel like maybe even the temperature dropped a little bit -- >> you feel it got a little colder? >> yeah, i think it did. >> you seem a little renewed in energy, though? >> no, i'm not. i went down during the -- >> really? >> i crashed. >> why? >> i'm coming back annoy. >> you're coming back. times square is coming back. andy is coming back. >> i need another fake countdown. well, you'll get it in 37 minutes, there'll be another fake countdown. >> oh, my god, i'm so excited.
i was watching bill weir, and i was like, i forgot what it feels like to just wear one shirt. like, i don't know -- >> really, it's been so long. >> it's been so long. >> oh, sweetie. yeah, celine deon is coming up, which we're very excited about. dave chappelle, john mayer, you're like friends with jo mayer. >> we're buddies. >> you hang out together all the time. >> he's the greatest. >> and you follow him around? >> yes. >> stick around. we'll be right back. ♪ psoriatic arthritis tries to get in my way? watch me. ♪ i've tried lots of things for my joint pain.
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what a mishigas. >> what a mishigas. look at the crowd, they're coming alive. >> just like andy, the crowd is coming alive. >> my hat's still on. i don't even care. >> this has been our big dilemma. wear the hat or don't -- >> it doesn't look amazing. >> i don't wear the hat, because i feel like -- >> keep the moneymaker. >> this is the katniss everdeen, girl on fire. andy is like, going to a bar with you is like going to a bar with katniss everdeen. i want to give a shout out to
jennifer lawrence, who's i'm a huge fan of. >> and why were your pants just down? right before we came back, i'm seeing his undies. >> we've been concerned about the cold for a long time. so i found this place, the warming store, a small business in philadelphia that sells heated clothing. i didn't know heated clothing existed. i've been doing this for 15 freaking years. >> but this is the coldest it's been since -- >> but there's been plenty of cold nights. >> if it was 42, i would be dancing in the streets. >> well, anyway, i got all this heated clothing and -- so, yeah, i had to take my pants off. i've got a cough. >> what am i going to do? >> nothing. >> huge night. celine deon, we had keith urban and nicole kidman. amy sedaris is giving us weather updates. john mayer and celine deon are coming up. another big star, one of our biggest musical guests, wolf
blitzer is here as well. wolf? >> anderson and andy, good to see you again. i'm wolf blitzer. and as we prepare to ring in the new year, i invite you to join me for another edition of wolf blitzer sings the hits: breaking news. here's a team from demi lovato that i like to sing when i'm in the mood to apologize. baby, i'm sorry. i'm not sorry. baby, i'm sorry. i'm not sorry. being so bad got me feeling so good. showing you up like i knew that i would. baby, i'm sorry. i'm not sorry. baby, i'm sorry. i'm not sorry. feeling inspire ed 'cause the tables have turned. yeah, i'm on fire and i know that it burns. that was "sorry, not sorry" by demi lovato, one of my favorites. and i'm wolf blitzer and this has been "wolf blitzer sings the hits." >> wolf blitzer has got some rhythm. >> did you know wolf was in a
band. i think they were called the monkeys. they were the monkeys before the other monkeys. >> wolf's wife is a big housewives fan. >> he's been on your show, hasn't she? >> he was. >> how do you come up with these pairings? >> we just try to pair unlikely people. >> i was on with kim zolciak recently. that was fun. >> you've been on with a lot of people. >> yeah. anyway, let's go back the new orleans. don lemon and brooke baldwin. last we checked in with them, they were out on the streets, drinking beer, how about now? >> i like their jackets! i like don's jacket! >> it's so loud in here. >> yes, you're on! >> what's up! >> we are going to turn this mother out right now. >> what do you have? there's been a year of this.
and we need to let loose. we need more fun! >> let the hair down. >> hello, everyone. it's my first shot. >> where did that come from? >> do you want one? >> not yet. >> cheers, everybody! happy new years. it's been a crazy year. if you can't enjoy yourself on new year's -- >> yes, we can. we enjoy ourselves -- oh, boy! >> thank you very much! so we've got -- why is this guy over here playing? >> this is easter bueller's twisted dixey. they have rocked the spotted cat tonight. thank you, to the spotted cat, for having us the last couple of years. by the way, oh -- right here! my balls are bigger than your balls. >> probably. do you want to dance or should we talk to some people? >> whoa! >> yeah, so, this is what new
year's is about. this is what everyone tuned in for, to see people dancing and having a good time. >> can you believe we get sent to new orleans every single new year's eve! this is insane! >> cnn sent us to a bar in new orleans. >> and wants us to have fun! >> what are we supposed to do? talk about -- >> no, we're having fun -- >> -- foreign policy? we're having a great time. we're going to go talk to some folks. >> i'm familiar with seeing drunk people on television. they're drunk. >> how are you? where are you from? >> dallas, texas. >> it's a lot of this? >> ow, ow, ow! >> why did you want to come to new orleans for the new year? >> that's the place to be. >> let me -- and another -- >> any new orleanian knows how to dress right. >> where are you from, sir?
>> i live in baton rouge. >> i grew up in baton rouge. >> i live in ohio, but i grew up in baton rouge. >> i like the head gear. >> what's your name? >> susan? >> what is it? >> susan. >> what is this all about? >> champagne for the new year! happy new year! >> happy new year. whoo! so who's going to win tomorrow? clemson or -- is alabama -- who's going to win tomorrow? >> alabama? >> sugar bowl. it's a huge thing. sugar bowl is a whole thing. >> so line up one more shot. by the way, andy and anderson -- >> they are so drunk! >> all right, we'll see you guys later. all right, bye, guys. >> we're going to let you go. we'll go back to don and -- >> some of the most intelligent banter ever to air on cnn, i have to say. they're like, can you believe they sent us here, every year!
no, can you believe that they sent us here! they both said that same thing. they're drunk! they are drunk! anderson, can you believe -- no! we're in a bar right now. >> they're actually -- the amazing thing, they're actually taking over coverage at 12:30. >> is that true? >> yeah -- >> well, that is a reason to tune in! but by the way, you immediate to time -- i always say this to my friend -- >> pea, my heat has just kicked in big-time on my vest. >> it has? >> i mean, big-time, like, i'm now -- like, i feel like -- >> mine might be kicking in, too. >> we just had the heat setting, in the last commercial break. and all of a sudden -- >> really? >> yeah. >> oh, okay, good. i have something to look forward to. >> anyway, you do need to time your alcohol -- that's the thing about new year's eve. you people are like, it's new year's eve and at 9:00 they start doing shots. you cannot do that. you have to pay yourself. >> for anyone at home that feels
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well, it's about 11 degrees here on times square, but it feels like 10 or 9, actually. >> i agree. i would say, this heat -- >> is it surging? >> this part of me feels very hot. the rest of me feels very cold. i feel very unbalanced. >> you sound like you're on heroin or something. >> how does that even sound like? >> isn't it like waves of heat or something? >> oh, that's what you're referencing. >> i don't know anything about it. >> the other question we've been having, of course, is like --
i'm trying to figure out who's lip syncing on rocking eve. that's what i've been trying to figure out. and let me just say, there may be a few. >> you know, i'm always fascinated by how much ryan seacrest actually has to spend out in the cold. i don't think he's -- >> i know, he's been carrying on about how cold it is, and i'm like, aren't you in the "gma" studio? >> i was at andy's house the other day, we had a meeting to discuss tonight, and yeah, we actually discussed tonight. >> can you believe it? >> believe it or not. and he got a bottle of champagne from ryan seacrest. >> yes, i did. saying, hey, see you on new year's eve. >> and i got one tonight that was delivered last night, which was very nice. >> i thought the punch line was going to be you didn't get one. i was waiting for you to start are a little feud. >> no, very nice. >> he's classy. >> yeah, sure. he's got that seacrest money. >> i want to talk about some
underreported stories of the year. these were stories that we reported. i don't know if you did on "a.c. 360". >> you report that? >> yeah, i report news. >> i know. >> i do. >> yes. >> so what are the underreported stories? >> did you know that aretha franklin sent a fax to the associated press to resurrect her feud about -- >> what?! >> with deion warwick? >> she faxed the associated press. she brought up a very old feud. it was my favorite thing in the world. and by the way, one of my personal highlights of the year, besides the eclipse, you know i had tea with miss franklin. >> that's right! in fact, i was with you recently. you got an e-mail from her, didn't you? >> i got a text. >> you got a text from her. how cool is that? did you get texted from aretha franklin. >> not very often, but aretha
franklin, nufunbelievable. now, i love diana ross. diana ross caused a super cacophony of crazy in my life when she tweeted that she had been at marshal's and she left her fanny pack on marshals at olympic in l.a. and she was like, thank you to the angel, i lost my fanny pack at marshal's on l.a. in olympic boulevard. now, it begs the question. what is in diana ross' fanny pack? and what did she bring to marshal's? and diana ross shops at marshal's? >> sure, why not. >> very exciting. >> i went to school with her kids, actually, i think. >> tracy is amazing. did you know that bow wow, you know bow wow? >> sure. well, he's no longer lil' bow wow. >> no, he posted a picture of a private plane on instagram and said, it's a travel day.
and then someone snapchated him on a plane. he was on a commercial plane. he got musted. >> oh, no. >> yes, that was amazing. >> also, alex trebek, did you know he revealed in an interview with the daily beast that he once accidentally ate hashed brownies at a house party and got a very bad trip when he moved to california. we need to talk to randi kaye about -- >> these are all true? >> these are all true stories. i'm a big alex trebek fan and a big "jeopardy!" story. >> i don't know why you didn't report any of these stories. it's not like there's opinion a lot of news -- >> it's been a slow news cycle. i'm surprised i didn't hear about more of that. >> you turn off the news for one second and everything has changed this year. >> got a little -- there, on your lip, a little spilt ttle. >> well, thank you for telling me -- >> it just popped up. >> are we dropping in on celine
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the best part of 2017 was our 58th anniversary. >> that was the best? >> my best moment of 2017 is -- hasn't happened. >> it's happening tonight. i'm going to see bruce springsteen on broadway. >> definitely my best moment of 2017 was adopting my new puppy, thunder, or thunder pup. >> the worst thing that happened in 2017 was the election of donald trump. the best thing was that a lot of
other people felt the same way. >> my favorite thing, it sounds so cheesy, but it's my kids. >> when axle jack showed me the biggest poop that i've ever seen come out of a human being and he actually made it to the potty and efshe was so proud of himse. and i really loved that moment, because as a mom, you want them to make it to the potty. >> my favorite part of 2017 was my son, jamison politics full stop. heavens knows what will be going on. >> best one of the year, my youngest one went to college. i regained the house with my wife. >> the lie and betrayal of jax. >> my worst moment was on a talk show starting to cry randomly.
i guess maybe because i was on my period. and snot flew out of my nose. >> then my least favorite thing is also the meanness of the world at the moment. i just want us all to get along again, you guys. >> the worst thing, i kind of don't want to tell you the worst thing that happened. >> i don't want to tell you, but let's just say my friend and i ate something that was -- didn't sit well. and we ended up having to find a place to relieve ourselves. >> my worst moment, brexit, brexit was the low point. although i don't really care. like who cares? >> best thing that happened in 2017 has to be the birth of my daughter. i didn't have one. >> i love sarah silverman. those, of course, were some
stars who stopped by "watch what happens live." >> you had a couple from "the crown," the king and queen. >> that's so great. i have to tell you something. very cold here. but i was thinking watching that piece, i mean, there is so much divisiveness in the country right now and in the world. and people fighting on twitter. and so it is nice speaking about the eclipse and speaking about new year's eve. it's fun to have events where we all can come together, communal events. i'm happy to be here with you. >> awkward. i don't like to be touched. yeah. celine dion we'll be talking to very soon. i'm excited about that. let's check in with sara sidner who is standing by in nashville. >> they're good because i have a cowboy hat on. i'm standing in a honky-tonk so i figured i'd switch hats for you guys and go back to old school nashville.
but all kinds of music playing here. a person on every floor, a band playing music on every floor. i'm joined by a few fantastic people. tell me your names, first names first. >> caroline, sam. >> josh. >> lauren. >> where are all from? >> north georgia. >> savannah. >> also phoenix. >> i just got to find out, what are you all doing here? who came up with the plan that nashville was the place to be? >> this girl. >> we thought we'd be here nor new year's celebrating my birthday. >> happy birthday! now what do you all do? because you all look so beautiful and youthful and young. are you all students or -- >> no. >> what do you do? >> i'm a police officer. >> okay. we'll be watching you. >> i'm a dentist. >> okay. so i have this molar. >> yeah, i can. >> these guys are great. we're at honky-tonk central.
and look down this road. a beautiful night. but it is cold. i know you guys were making fun of nashville that we are somehow not as cold as you are, but it is going to be about a wind chill of about a 2 tonight. and get down to 9 degrees. that's freezing for this place. but as long as i have my cowboy hat on and i've got my gloves somewhere -- i've lost them already -- we're going to have a good time, especially down here at the honky-tonks on broadway, guys. back to you. >> wow. >> that really is cold. >> that really is cold. >> as we talk to keith urban and nicole kidman a little bit ago, and we should point out we play at the ryeman -- >> we were at the dallas airport. say what you had for breakfast at 9:00 a.m.? >> panda express. >> panda express orange chicken. i was eating an einstein brothers bagel and this one is
eating, wolfing down -- so we had not eaten in -- it was actually gross. the whole thing was gross. >> have you had panda express orange chicken? it's terrible for you, i'm sure. i mean, it cannot be good for you. but it's delightful. >> it's not delightful watching you eat it at 9:00 in the morning. >> i just discovered. >> discover it you did. we are having a good time on the tour. we'll be at the beacon theater in january. >> 26, 27. >> then boston, toronto. >> you can get tickets at ac2.com. >> we've done 30, 40. >> time flies. >> it's been fun. andy's mom is a pretty tough critic. like andy will call her up and be like, oh, yeah, we're playing the wang theater in boston. i don't know -- >> you're not going to sell out.
>> i don't think you can sell that out. how many seats? 2500 seats? i don't know. >> she always tells the it like it is, she really does. >> that's what's great about your mom. >> that's what your mom is supposed to do. >> evelyn. >> i feel like they're pepping up. >> i think you're projecting. i think you're pepping up so you're projecting on to the million people who are here. i don't know what that says about you. >> hats. who gives -- >> i do feel like when we arrived they were stunned and huddled together. >> they really were. >> but now definitely seems to be pepping up a little bit. >> how many people do you think are here? >> they always say like a million. >> i don't know, they don't really do official crowd estimates. >> it does go on for blocks and blocks. >> there are all these people that can't see the ball drop. >> that's what i don't -- >> it's a mystery. >> i don't understand. >> for new yorkers -- for those of you who aren't from here.
i grew up in new york and had never been here on new year's eve. a lifelong new yorker, i had never been here until i started to volunteer to work here. let's go to celine dion in vegas. >> hello, anderson and andy! >> hey, celine. >> are you cold? >> we're so excited to be with you. >> we love you. >> we are so cold, celine. >> i'm sorry. come to vegas. >> we would love to come to vegas. >> we'll send you so much love and so much warmth tonight. >> celine, what will you be doing at midnight? >> at midnight? >> yeah. >> i'm going to be -- i'm going to be hugging my three children. yeah. >> aw. >> yes, i will. >> did you make any new year's
resolutions, celine? >> like every year i'm trying to be the best of myself. >> aw. >> and you know, i wish i can chiang t change the world sometimes. it went through a lot of people's hearts and mines this year. but you just have to make the best of every year. my most accomplishment, the best accomplishment of my life is to be a mom, and i'm trying to be the best mom possible. i have three magnificent boys. and i'm trying to be a good mother, and i'm trying to sing as good as i can. those guys are coming night after night to the coliseum at caesars palace and i'm really having a good time. so resolution is to keep going and be healthy and be a great mom. how about you? >> our resolution is just to kind of stay warm a little bit. >> yes. i would like to survive tonight in the freezing cold and learn
how to -- i don't know -- get more warm clothes on. and i want to come and see you perform in vegas. >> yeah. you know what? the rest of this is done. you have the answer already. come to las vegas! >> celine, lady gaga just announced that she's going to be doing a residency in las vegas. do you have any advice for her or what would you tell her about performing there? >> okay. first of all, do i have advice for lady gaga? no. first of all, this girl knows exactly what she's doing. she knows what to do. and i will never, ever, ever, in my whole life tell somebody professional supertalented like she is to do -- how to do things. i'm going to go see her show.
when is she starting? >> i don't know. but i would like to see the two of you do a duet, actually. >> oh, don't get me started now. i would love that. i love her so much. i can't wait. come on, lady gaga, we're waiting for you. >> well, listen, we want to wish you the best, all the best to you and your family this year. and to everybody who is there tonight. thank you so much for talking with us. i know we're going to be able to hear you sing a little bit. but we love you and hope to see you in the new year. >> we love you, too. and by the way, just for one more second -- >> sure. of course. >> we have 4,000 of your closest friends who have the message for both of you tonight. so are you ready? are you ready, guys? >> yeah. >> show them some love, everybody. >> happy new year anderson and
andy! >> woo-hoo! we love you guys. we love ya. mwah. thank you so much. >> that was awesome. >> by the way, i got to say something. you guys are show business people. you know what? you know what we're going to do? we're going to sing a little song, okay? any time you want. ♪ for all those types you stood by me ♪ ♪ for all the truth that you made me see ♪ ♪ for all the joy you brought to my life for all the wrong that you made right ♪ ♪ for every dream you made come
true for all the love i found in you ♪ ♪ i'll be forever thankful baby ♪ ♪ you're the one who helped me >> celine dion. i mean -- >> i want to see that song. >> i've never seen a show in vegas. >> really? >> i've only ever been there for work. >> that theater is amazing. some of the theaters are a little deadly. but that theater is amazing. >> very excited we were part of celine dion's show. i'm all a-twitter. >> i kind of thought she was going to give me the business about asking her -- >> i thought -- you were worried. >> i thought that was an innocent question. >> nicole kidman has anointed you. then i was like, don't ask her a lady gaga question. >> i love celine dion. >> i think i brought it back,
though, by saying i want to come to the show. i did. >> thank god you saved the interview. listen, i want to do the show now without you. no, also the thing about sell even dion is -- why am i having so much problems with my britney thing and you're having no problems. >> i'm having no problems. >> but the thing about celine dion is -- >> coming out of your ear. >> hit after hit after hit, you go to see her and she has so many number one hits. that would be something that you like. >> yeah, okay. welcome back top of the hour. we missed the big countdown. >> they did a fake countdown. >> i thought that celine heard it and was getting confused. >> that's what happened. >> by the way, we didn't bring the whole song because we couldn't afford the whole song. we can afford about 30 seconds. >> i know the song. >> because you love me. you know how it goes. >> dave chappelle is coming up,
>> they're all making out. >> kissing in times square. >> that's not true. let's not get into that. >> i saw two couples making out. >> did we mention, it's cold here. >> that would be a good way to stay warm for people. >> absolutely, yes. >> let's go to bill weir where it is certainly not cold in key west, florida. bill, how is the scene there? >> anderson and andy, greetings from duvall street in key west, everybody. how are you? we're waiting for the sushi. we look for size of normally after a storm. and much the way the swallows return to capistrano, sushi climbs up into the giant stiletto heel above the bourbon street pub and will descend at the stroke of midnight to the cheers of revelers from around the country.
snowbirds and the people who love them, all the pirates and the dreamers and the dropouts that call this place home. look at this. happy new year, key west. who thought this was possible 105 days ago as a category 4 storm ripped the keys to shreds. this speaks to the resiliency of the people who call probably the most vulnerable neighborhood in america home. this little necklace of islands down here in the southern-most neighborhood. and, of course, they have been embr embracing the lgbtq community here since the '70s. the drag scene very much in force, very much liberated. it's interesting that monroe county, despite what you see here, pretty conservative politically. but down in key west, here is where you come to let your freak flag fly, especially on a night
you're watching new year's eve on cnn. >> yes, we are. >> yes, we are. >> been here for more than three hours. >> more than three hours. our heated clothing is holding up. now, we've talked about andy's parents, evelyn and lou. have you checked in with them tonight at all? >> i did. i left them a message before we went on the air. >> well, we made contact with evelyn and lou. we wanted to surprise you with this. let's hope this works. evelyn and lou cohen via skype. >> oh, there they are. >> hey, guys. >> st. louis, i'm sorry. >> mom and dad, you look great. >> you think so? happy new year. >> you look cute. >> hey, dad. mom, look at the -- >> don't look at yourself. >> look at the camera. mom, what have you thought of the show so far? >> we just got home. >> so far it's great.
>> we taped it. >> you just got home? >> no. >> we have been since we got home. >> we taped it. >> where were you? >> we went to a movie and out to dinner like people do. we have a life. >> new year's eve. you have a life? i've been on cnn for three hours freezing my butt off. what movie did you see? >> the churchill movie. >> the darkest hour. >>y just watched that yesterday. >> did you like it, anderson? >> i love gary oldman. i felt like it just ended. i feel like maybe i've seen it before. it's a story we've known. >> i agree. >> but the acting was great and everything. >> mom, look at the camera. >> i don't know what to look at, andy. >> evelyn, do you know who we've had on the show tonight? nicole kidman, keith urban.
and we were just part of celine dion's concert. >> i saw that. >> we saw that. >> that was great. >> okay. >> we taped it. so we can stay up all night and watch it. >> yeah. >> evelyn, your son insulted i think nicole kidman a little bit. not really, but i think he sort of -- >> i'm a little worried, mom. >> pushed her buttons a little. >> well, you know what? that's your problem. >> all right. >> we got to go. evelyn and lou, thank you so much. happy new year. wish you the best. >> love you, mom, love you dad. >> thank you.
we could not be more excited about our next guest. two of the world's biggest stars. dave chappelle celebrated his 30th anniversary as a comedian with an epic 16-show residency at radio city music hall. one of which was their most watched comedy special of all time. tonight he has two new specials debuting on netflix. i watched both of them today. equanimity and the revelation. john mayer has topped charts and sold millions of albums from around the world. they join us from the latest stop on their controlled danger tour. guys, happy new year's eve. thank you so much for being with us. thanks, dave and john. how are you doing? >> happy new year. >> good. how are you guys doing?
hey, andy, hey anderson. >> hey, johnny. it's so cold here, you have no idea. you guys look so comfortable. we're good. >> so dave, congratulations on the two new -- >> so l.a. i can't handle it. >> congratulations on the two new shows that just appeared on netflix. both andy and i watched them today. >> thank you so much. >> do you have -- as you look back on the year, what are your best and worst things you take from 2017? >> one of my favorite things in 2017 was black thoughts freestyle on half 97 funk flicks. and one of my least favorite thins was the pasting of kick gregory. not to be a bummer. >> an amazing guy. what an incredible career and incredible civil rights icon. a remarkable guy. i have to ask you about your tour. you guys are touring together.
dave, you and i were in d.c. a couple years ago and you were kind of perplexed that andy cohen and i do a stage show together. what do you and john mayer do on stage together? how does that work? >> whoa. you want to take this one? >> it's not the loftiest of question. i start out by playing my muse -- music. i hand it off to dave. he brings me back out. and we have what other people have described is a hangout. it's best described as being in a room at a house party where a couple people get together and they hang out and everyone has a great time. >> it's like a very expensive piano bar. >> right. >> it's called controlled danger. that's what it's all about, is riding the edge between what we're sure we know is going to work and what we're not sure is
going to work. >> at all these shows we lock everybody's phones up. we take a lot of chances on stage that a lot of celebrities might not want to take because of the cell phone culture, this gotcha culture. but we go hard in the paint. we have a good time. thus the title controlled danger. >> that is so cool. do you have people check their phones when they come in? they're not allowed to have their phones there? >> well, they have them, but they're like in these bags. there's this company that makes these bags. they lock their phones up. if they want to access their phones, they have to leave the showroom. >> that's so cool. >> every artist, every live performer who has come to see the show always says to me how jealous they are that the phones are locked up. artists want to be able to have that experience as well. i owe that to dave. i've done some shows on my own doing songs where the phones are locked up. so you can perform with an honest heart without worrying
about how it's going to read second, third, millionth time. some moments get their power from the wash of memory. memory is a good thing when it comes to not remembering every last little thing and walking away from somebody and saying that was great, you know? >> it's also got to be hard when you look out in the audience and you see people just on their phones, holding up their phones and they're not really being present. they're just trying to record the moment as opposed to just trying to experience the moment a and listen in it. >> this weird combination of being engaged yet wildly disengaged. >> i try to tell myself however they want it, if that's how they want it, they bought the ticket. the one that annoys me, the only one that annoys me is when someone in the front row turns around to do a picture of themselves with me in the background as i'm singing a song about -- i'm singing from my heart and soul and i'm being
used as a cardboard background prop. that's the only thing that you come to a show in the next couple of years. don't turn your back to the artist in the front row. >> that's a good rule of thumb. hey, dave, jay-z told "the new york times" recently that he would vote for you for president. which made me start thinking if you were president, what would your first official act be? >> if i were president what would be first official act be? that's a tough one, man. man, i don't know. the if part of it is what makes it so extraordinary. that's a huge if. >> i had one. i always think if i were president, i'd have wet wipes in every stall for every american. wet wipes. >> really? >> wow. >> yes. every weekend would be three days. i would fight tooth and nail for
that. >> hey, guys, i hate to do this. we have to take a 60 second break. can you stick around and come right back? >> sure. >> i got 60 seconds. >> all right. cool. we'll be right back. we'll have more with dave chappelle and john mayer in just a second. (female vo) breaking news from washington as lawmakers; (male vo) raging wildfires continue to scorch parts; (make vo) allegations of misconduct; ♪ oh, why you look so sad, ♪ the tears are in your eyes, mvo: how hard is it just to take some time out of your day to give him a ride to school and show him you support him. ♪ and don't be ashamed to cry, ♪ let me see you through, ♪ 'cause i've seen the dark side too. ♪ ♪ when the night falls on you, ♪ you don't know what to do, mvo: when disaster strikes to one,
we all get together and support each other. that's the nature of humanity. ♪ i'll stand by you, ♪ won't let nobody hurt you. ♪ i'll stand by you, ♪ so if you're mad, get mad, ♪ don't hold it all inside, ♪ come on and talk to me now. ♪ hey, what you got to hide? ♪ mvo: it's a calling to the nation of how great we are and how great we can be. ♪ i'm alive like you. ♪ when you're standing at the cross roads, ♪ ♪ and don't know which path to choose, ♪ ♪ let me come along, ♪ 'cause even if you're wrong ♪ i'll stand by you.
♪ i'll stand by you. ♪ won't let nobody hurt you. ♪ i'll stand by you. ♪ even in your darkest hour, ♪ and i will never desert you. ♪ i'll stand by you. welcome back. we're live in times square. we're joined in california with dave chappelle and john mayer who are performing tonight. >> do you want to see how it feels? >> great. that's great. >> that is so good. that is really good. john, you and i talk about this all the time. you know i love you on twitter.
you're so funny. you've been on fire the last few months. is there a tweet this year -- >> thank you. >> -- that you are proudest of? >> oh, my goodness. is there a tweet this year that i'm proudest of? yeah, i wrote one about beauty, i wrote one about basically being loving as being a main part of being beautiful. and the retweets were crazy. i go back and forth between being very sincere and then being very jokey, but that one was a very sincere one about beauty and kindness and how they have to -- you can't have one without the other. and people really resonated. that resonated with people. you can't resonate with something, something has to resonate with you. >> i'm not even on social media. >> well, i was about to ask you, dave, what do you think of twitter? to me, i basically dropped off. it seemed really toxic to me. what do you think?
>> i literally made like a maybe five or six tweets in my life, then i got out of the business. it was years ago. i just knew it wasn't for me. i can't speak in small increments. >> i think, if i may, i feel like the problem with twitter is that it doesn't register the problem correctly. so there's a problem in the world. and what happens is twitter seems to represent a certain repetition of the same problem that i think frustrates and annoys people faster than they need to be and it doesn't give the right to mention to a problem when you read the recurrence of the thought of the problem so many times. i feel like twitter logs multiple votes for problems and everyone walks around to carry this weight all day. and i think it's because of the way that these problems are accounted for. do you know what i mean? you can feel is same problem occur over and over again because of reading tweets about
it. it's re-injury is what i want to say. >> dave, you were trending all day on twitter because people were watching you on netflix and going crazy and loving it. is there any part of you that has any desire to see what people are tweeting about or saying about your new specials? >> only if it's good. i don't want to read all those cries of outrage. >> there's a lot of that. >> there definitely are. hey, johnny, who are you going to smooch at midnight? >> i really haven't thought about it. just really into -- i don't know. who should i? >> i don't -- l.a. is your oyster, i feel like. >> yeah. i don't know. i didn't really think about that. >> dave, have you ever been to
times square for new year's eve? >> you know, years ago. caroline's. years ago i was playing caroline's, which is near times square. and almost couldn't get to the gig because there was so much chaos that winter. and it looks like it is about 4 degrees in times square. >> it's so bad. it's crazy. >> our faces are frozen, which is why we're slurring. >> yes. it's really bad. >> i understand. >> you guys are performing tonight at the forum. how are new year's eve audiences, by the way? >> well, they're more -- you can field that in terms of how new year's eve audiences are. >> this is my first new year's eve working in years. normally i'd be home watching you guys because the crowds get so drunk tonight. i don't know if you can hear this behind me, but they're already at it. it will be a swell time.
so tonight -- >> playing the 2017 -- >> yep, go ahead. >> sorry. >> i said i was just going to surf the energy. that's my plan. >> the best song of 2017, i have a hard time picking something. oh, thank you. that's one of my songs, thank you, andy. you're a company boy. i feel like kendrick lamar "dna" is hard to beat as a song, as the best song of the year. that's pretty hard to beat. yeah. >> guys, i know this is kind of a cheesy question, but dave, after watching your specials today, i think you had a lot of really important messages for people. i'm just wondering, both of you, do you guys have a message for people out there for the new year who are listening tonight? dave? >> at all cost, no matter what is said, we should make a point to be decent to one another and
we'll get through anything. because that's all that really matters. >> i agree. >> john, how about you? >> i would like to see -- i would like to see a little more reason, a little more exercise of reason. and i also feel like in the quest to make a better world at large, we are losing a little bit of the user experience from day to day. i hope there's a better balance next year between fighting and living. i think we're a little short on the living. i feel like the theoretical fight vacuum is getting a little bit -- it's eating up a little bit too much actual lifetime. >> which is nothing that a three-day weekend wouldn't fix. >> and wet wipes for every american in every stall, that would be -- i'm running out of wet wipes, 20. >> chappelle/mayer, 2020.
>> so fun seeing you guys. >> have a great show tonight. >> happy new year. >> we wish you the best. have a great year. continued success. >> thank you. >> happy new year, america. >> yeah. happy new year. >> and again for those who haven't seen it, dave's netflix specials, they're so good. >> if you get a chance go see john on tour in solo or in company. >> it's so cool to see them together. >> it's so cool and it actually makes sense when you hear them. >> let's do that. >> this -- well, i don't know. >> i think we're going to richard quest. >> let's check in with richard quest who is -- no, actually, randi kaye who is the grand reveal. >> the paid party masterpiece reveal. >> she's been riding around on a
pot bus where marijuana is legal. oh, goodness, you're just giggling now. >> this is for andy! andy, this is for you! no, this is a pot bus party. >> this is cnn, i can't -- oh, my god! this is the best. thank you, randi, that looks gorgeous to me. >> someone just passed it to me. because that's what you do here at the pot fest and bus party. randi is going to pass it on. then i get another one passed to me. so funny. but here everybody just puffs, passes and paints. they have a thing here called the incredible -- i have to show you how this works. we have a willing participant right here. if you thought this was nice, wait till you see this. let's see how this works here. the puff, pass and paint. this is where they get their creativity. >> oh, my god. i love that.
>> this doesn't seem like a good idea. >> this is called the incredible. so the guy who teaches at these puff, pass and paint classes, thes guy mike here teaches i have to pass this on. i can't hold this in my hand anymore. and you tell them to paint. >> yeah, well, we say it's not about tend product, it's about the journey, man. so we want people to be one with the -- oh, man, too much math, that's too much math. it's new year's eve. but what i have to say is if you get really mad at your painting, i make sure i get really high and things look so much better when you squint. >> let me show you things that people are working on. this one is really interesting. what do you have going on here? is that a bottle of champagne? >> i'm trying to paint a bottle
of champagne from my phone. >> what are you painting over here? >> what did he see? >> he's painting. >> i'm painting a bottle of champagne. >> it doesn't look like champagne. but imagine this all the way over here, you guys are going to love this. >> she's lost the plot, darling. >> check this out. who is that? >> that would be you. >> me. you painted me. i love it. that looks really good. a little blond. you know, at least my eyes aren't squinted in that picture, that's good. but i have to tell you, we have a couple folks here who are painting you two. they have puffed, they have passed and now they're painting ac-2. and wait till you see. we're going to have the big reveal next time. they're going to puff a little more, paint a little more. then we'll have it for you. >> all right. >> we'll check in with you. let's go to richard quest. richard, where are you?
>> down to your left. look to your left and you'll see. yeah, there you go. >> there you are. >> i'm down with the ordinary people. >> you stay there. >> it's nearly midnight. >> hi, how are you doing? >> what time did you get here? >> 8:00 a.m. >> oh, no. >> i've been in the city since 8:00 a.m. waiting for this. >> really? >> yes. >> are you excited? >> i'm so excited. i'm ready ready for this. >> i'm so ready for this. i was out here for a long time, too. it's going to be worth it. >> it's going to be worth it. >> so they've been here since 8 or 9:00 in the morning. it is now 9 degrees fahrenheit, which is the second coldest on record. okay? so we've beaten the 1962 record or at least it looks like that. and everybody at last there is
getting ready for -- [ cheers ] there you are. i hop ye you're keeping warm up there. must be nice in the expensive seats. don't worry about those of us down here. don't worry. >> it's actually warmer down there. >> it's warmer down there. we're where the air is hitting us. >> a crumb from your table. >> richard is throwing us major shade right now. >> he's funny. i like that. >> he's been down there for a long time, to be fair, to be fair, he has been down there an awfully long time. >> i would like to say, it's like cnn gone wild, this show. >> now you're going crazy. >> i know. yeah. have you ever coughed and you have a bad back and every time you cough -- i sound like -- and
my goiter, my gout. june 2nd, june 3rd. >> yes. >> so randi kaye, i don't quite understand why would people want to paint if they're high. >> it's fun to paint when you're high. it's fun to do anything when you're high. >> i don't understand that. >> those paintings were nice, i think. >> why not? absolutely. >> i like that guy mike who says everything looks better if you squint, which is true, actually. if you think about it, lots of truisms. i love the interview with mayer and chappelle. >> yes, calm and nice and smart. 25 minutes away from the stroke of midnight, which is obviously going to be very exciting. >> slow march to midnight. >> the energy, yes. picking up. >> yeah. >> you're like projecting on to everybody. when you take a quick break, when we come back we'll have a lot more.
♪ and welcome back. we're about 22 minutes away from the stroke of midnight and the beginning of 2018 here with andy cohen. >> you would not know that it is so freaking cold. >> you would not. >> by looking at that aerial shot. but i have to say the energy is really picking up in times square. >> it is, yep. >> i feel warmer. >> we've got the new year's in sight. richard quest is down below us with some special guests. richard, who do you have? >> i have new york's finest, new york's strongest and new york's bravest. let's start with you, chief. how many of your nypd finest have you got here? >> we've got thousands. not going to give you an exact number. but we've got thousands keeping this area secure. cops everywhere. everywhere you turn you see another police officer. >> and they are incredibly good tonight. they are just enjoying the
spirit while keeping us safe. >> that's exactly it. we're out here making sure everyone else can have a great time in force in a secure area and working hand in hand with our partners here. we couldn't do it without sanitation and fire department here with us. >> let's go to you, roger, at the fire department. i mean, your members absolutely phenomenal work this week in the bronx. we applaud you for what you did. and tonight, a great night. what are you working on? >> we can't get rigs into this area. so our members are on foot surveying the area and investigating alarms by foot and bringing units in when necessary with pd's help. >> and when it's all over, you and your people, the new york strongest have to put it all together again. >> right now we have 246 sanitation workers ready to go. 46 officers. you want to talk equipment, we got 44 rear loader collection
trucks and 30 mechanical brooms, 58 guys with back hoes. >> how quickly will you have it all done? >> we look to get it done by y daybreak. >> so here you have it. you've got the bravest, you've got the strongest and you've got the finest. and if you really want to know, do you actually enjoy it? >> i love being out here. being out here with the people in this city, it's the best in the world. it's what it's about. >> it's all new york, it's about new york. >> and new york. >> it's amazing. >> there you have it, anderson and andy, the bravest, the finest, the strongest and there's how many people tonight do we think? >> over a million people here having a great time. >> over a million people on the second coldest night on record. >> yep, that's great. >> i'm putting my gloves on. gentlemen, i salute you or i would if i had my hat on. >> richard, give them our best.
amazing work. >> amazing that a million people turned out. the police, they're so experienced with this, the fire department, the emts, everybody. just a few minutes left until 2018 here in new york. >> you're starting to shiver. >> i'm starting to shiver, yep. >> i am, too. >> down in new orleans, things are heating up. let's check in with don and brooke. >> hi, guys. you like our masks? >> we do. >> these are feathers. there's that. >> what do you think? >> you guys like this? >> i like it. >> it's a good look. >> very good. as long as andy likes it, i'm good. so we have this special little something -- >> we have something really special. >> so andy and anderson have to give us a little time. we won't cut into your new year's eve time, trust us. but we want to introduce you to this guy. >> what's your name? >> my name is dustin. >> we understand you have
something special. >> yes, yeah, for sure. >> come on. >> hey, come here. >> and your girlfriend in the red. beautiful. >> hi! >> where are you from? >> atlanta. >> i'm an atlanta girl. >> let's do it. >> marisa, i love you and -- >> oh! >> will you marry me? >> she said yes. >> yes! >> oh, he went to jared or somewhere else. >> she said yes. >> she said yes. we love that. >> we love that. >> so guess what? andy and anderson, quickly, someone else said yes this year is. >> me. where is he? >> brooke baldwin is getting
married this year. where is your man? >> somewhere in here. >> they're going to get married. >> oh, that's nice. >> i love that. >> that's amazing. i love a live proposal. >> absolutely. that's great. that's so nice. >> brooke, will you marry me? >> i think i've already said yes the past four years, so that's happening. >> you guys seem to have sobered up from the last time we saw you. >> we love new orleans. back to you all in new york. >> thank you, guys so much for being there and picking up our coverage at 12:30. we got a lot still to go, about 15, 16 minutes until the stroke of midnight. >> wow. they seem like they sobered up a little bit. >> i think they have, yeah. or maybe they're just -- i don't know because they're sitting down or something. i don't know. you know when it rides up, oh, wow, get walloped. >> do you think it just went down a little bit, the temp? >> i can't tell.
>> how is your heated -- >> it's gone. >> i think we need to change our batteries. >> we need to change our batteries. >> it also seems to be getting a little windy up here. >> it is windy. it's nice. >> a little breeze. >> it's bracing. yeah, yeah, yeah. >> do you want to do more underreported stories for the year? >> sure, yeah. >> this was a really good one. this was -- do you know that tom cruise had to deny that he had butt padding on the set of -- how do you pronounce the name of that movie. >> "valkyrie ". >> did you see that movie? >> i did. >> there was an image of tom cruise's butt from the movie. it went viral this year leaving people to think that he was wearing butt padding. tom cruise has always had kind of a big can. he has! >> what are you talking about? i did not know that. >> a famously big can.
but nice. >> no, you're not criticizing. >> i love this. diddy was at the met ball, and he took a picture with wiz khalifa, jaden smith and travis scott. he posted this picture and kylie and kendall jenner posted the picture. you seem bored with my little stories. >> no. >> i think you're going into a little cold. >> cold hold? >> no. >> no, i'm good. >> he cut out kendall jenner and kylie jenner from his picture. >> why? >> and they posted a picture and he cut them out. but those are good people to get likes on a picture. you want jenners and kardashians in your picture. >> do you? >> absolutely. did you know that dame judi dench carries around a tiny fidget spinner? >> no. >> yes. >> why? >> she does. >> why? >> she's so fidgety. she pulled out a teeny fidget
spinner. her grandson gave her one. >> lovely. >> since this is cnn there is breaking news and that is that mariah carey just did a good performance behind us. am i allowed to say that? >> yes. >> she did redeem herself. the emancipation of mimi is complete. mimi is emancipated. you have heard it here on cnn. we are in the -- >> they released the mariah glitter. >> they released the mariah glitter. >> did you ever see the backpack kid on "saturday night live." performed on "saturday night live." the backpack kid stole the show this year. and for me, i was obsessed. that was on swish swish and that's the backpack kid. the longest time. look. he's got like a bazillion followers on instagram. i love that kid. >> you love the backpack kid? >> yeah. he's like my favorite sort of
discovery of the year. >> let's check back in. >> i feel like you're turning on me. i feel like you're bored with me. >> not at all. no. >> let's check in with bill weir. >> bill, how are things there? >> hello, andy, anderson. we've made our way to the top of the bourbon street pub where somebody wants to say hi to you guys. hey, look. it's sushi. it's key west ledge end sushi. >> where is my jacket. >> happy new year, almost. ers myjacket? you were wearing it. >> i didn't want to take away from your outfit. >> is anderson in there? >> hi, guys, how are you? love you. >> hi. >> they're happy to see that things are back to normal. things are back to normal in the key. you're a sign of normalcy. >> you know, joey schroeder, the
one who -- i'm the man behind the shoe. >> this is your place. >> 22 years. >> what does it say about the resiliency of the keys that you have this kind of new year's eve 105 days after irma? >> have you seen the crowd out here. i'm sweating it's so hot out here. it's actually wonderful. key west is -- we came back. >> hello, anderson! come down and be in the shoe. >> andy and anderson. >> yes. i agree. bill weir can get it, man. that's the headline of the night. >> i'm making all kinds of friends up here. >> andy is saying you can get it. >> people are so friendly. >> i'm sure people are very friendly to you in key west, bill weir. you're going to have a big night. you better get your ass to miami
pretty soon. >> he might need an exit strategy. >> yes. >> i wish you were here. >> the recovery continues. back to you. >> all right. >> thanks, bill. at the stroke of midnight in key west, the sushi, who you saw there, is lowered in a giant stilet stiletto. one year it actually got stuck and she ended up like crawling along the roof of the bar one year. >> sushi seems very calm considering she's about to be dropped. >> it's a very slow drop. we'll play it after. >> i think it would be very exciting if they lowered mariah carey down in times square. >> of course. >> that would be huge. >> fantastic. >> technically difficult. we're 11 minutes away. >> technically difficult? >> it would be technically
difficult. >> the clothes, the hair. >> that would be a mishigas. >> five minutes or so before they start playing music and we bring you all of that. we all want you to experience what it's like to be here. it's easy to make fun of as a new yorker. most new yorkers don't come here. they say it's for tourists and stuff. but i got to say, every year i find it really moving. like that ten-minute window before, five-minute window before. >> talk about it. i'm excited to experience it. >> it's really incredible. so we're going to stop talking during a lot of that. >> we are? >> well, to let people experience the music and the moment and feel the emotion of the moment. i find it an emotional moment. >> let's go to richard quest. >> hey, richard. how it is going? our people getting excited? >> in times square for new year's eve for about 15 years. and i could not agree with you more. more people are arriving. [ cheering ] >> i can't hear him.
>> where are you from? >> vancouver, canada. >> vancouver, canada! where are you from? >> london! london. >> happy new year. >> can you hear me? >> yes, we've got you, richard. >> 15 years, woo, woo, woo! >> i say! this is something quite different. ten minutes to go. these have just arrived. what are you doing? [ cheering ] >> you get the idea. people are grabbing me. it's very cold. well, what can one say? they are thoroughly enjoying themselves. have you ever been to times square before? >> yes, i have. >> you have. >> it's awesome! >> happy new year. >> happy new year to you.
what can i say? the mood is absolutely electric. yes, it's very cold. second coldest on record. but in the last 20 minutes, andy is quite right. the energy has picked up, and people are ready for midnight. >> yeah, it's really interesting, richard. as you were saying, when we first got here, i feel like it's gotten more crowded. like they let more people come closer. >> this whole area has been allowed to come in. so they're letting a lot more people into the heart of the square. >> people are truly packed in like sardines. people are really packed in. i have to imagine that is one way they're keeping a little bit warm. >> without a doubt. >> but it's still does not look like a place that this reporter would like to be. >> that's just this reporter. >> so you're now calling yourself a reporter.
>> i am a reporter. i'm on cnn for four and a half hours. and with all due to your team of experts in the field. >> yes? >> some of them are drunk. one of them is at a pot party. it's the night. >> she is just reporting on it. >> i'm a big randi kaye fan. >> i'm a huge randi kaye fan. >> she is fantastic. >> do you have any new year's wishes or resolutions for next year? >> they're always the same. they're boring. >> you are more of a softy than people think of. you're a very sweet guy and a very loyal guy. but you also -- you also -- i'm surprised that you don't have anything to say about this. >> about what? >> any new year's wishes. >> obviously, i think we're in a very divided time and a polarized time. and i think events like this it's nice that people are able to come together.
and i think there is more than unites us than actually divides us. >> see? that's a good thought. >> there you go. that's what i'm saying. i was trying to pull something from you. >> from my cold dark little heart? >> clear eyes, full heart, can't lose. >> look at that. please, party night. >> don't get me started on friday night lights. >> do not get me started on that. >> let's quickly check in with randi kaye. do the folks even realize -- i guess it's in colorado so midnight is not approaching. are they aware of the time at this point or does time not matter? >> they're squinting. >> i'm not sure if they're aware of the time. i'm not even sure if they're aware of the year to be honest at this place. things have really gotten out of control. we have now moved on to cannabis-infused cocktails. i know we're really close to midnight eastern time. but this is our bud tender.
and he is making a cannabis -- trying to get these drinks ready. oh my goodness. this is live tv. come on. this is a little bit of thc and what else? >> what we're using is a water soluble thc pact from a company called ripple. this is going to be pineapple, orange, lemon and a little bit of grenadine. got to get you the grenadine. >> so this makes you feel really, really nice? >> this is going to be a nice mild high. nothing too intense. >> it looks delicious. i wish i could give it to you guys. but i'm going pass it on. we're going to move on to the puff, pass and paint party. how about this? would you like an infused cocktail? very nice. the key here is making these puff pass and paint party. >> we'll check back in with rather. >> well, the time is coming.
>> we'll bring to folks live. also, the mayor is out live on the podium, ready to press the -- >> the mayor presses the button? >> the mayor and a special guest touch it and that starts the -- >> the lowering. >> oh my god. this is very exciting. 2018. >> wait are, they? >> are they doing it early? >> let's listen to imagine. ♪ above us only sky, imagine all the people, living for today ♪ ♪ can you, imagine there's no count country, it isn't hard to do ♪
year 2018. an incredible moment here in new york to witness. i got to say, i've been doing this for 15 years, and it still, that moment at the start of midnight, the confetti and the sing. >> i got to tell you, has "new york, new york" ever sounded so good as when it is booming over times square, just at the stroke of midnight. and the new year. and you've got the mayor standing there dancing with the first lady of new york. slow dancing. just a beautiful, beautiful sight. and never is there a better anthem for a city than "new york, new york". >> it's hard to describe for people who haven't ben heen herd people have to wait for hours. at the stroke of midnight, it's an incredible, incredible. >> i got to tell you, is this
place clearing out or what? and let me also say this. i would not want to be a bathroom on eighth avenue in the 40s, any bathroom, because they're going to see a lot of traffic. and the pluming in this area, i don't even want to know from. >> you know what? that's not a really good new year's message. >> no, you're right. you're right. but i was looking at these people. and i said to anderson at about 12:05, was it worth it? was it worth it? >> and i said yes. i think most of them will tell you yes. i talked to a lot of people who have been here, and they all say it was tough and worse than they expected but it was worth it. >> i got to tell you. i love -- i love just to go back to it. i know we were just talking about it. but i really want to talk about "new york, new york" a little bit more. because it's such a great song. what if they loweredli liza dow
>> jay-z. >> i love that song. we did a shot. >> we did. not only did we do a shot of tech lab, it was a very generous shot of tequila. and anderson slammed the whole thing. and i think this is kind of a little bit of a symptom of being on tour with me for three years. >> yes. >> because he is a bit of teetotaler. he doesn't really drink. but i feel responsible. >> kevin poured the shot. >> kevined for us three shots. >> and andy snuck in the tequila. >> it is now my gift to the crew. >> and you had extra glasses too. >> i stole glasses from the hotel. yes. >> nice. >> bill them to cnn. but i will say it was nice and chilled in this arctic thing. i'm telling you. it froze my pizza walking into the area. and it did chill the tequila very quickly. i did think that. i was like oh, wow.
delightful it makes you want to stay in the one of the iceland hotels. >> tequila is much easier to slam down when it's chilled. it actually makes me want a bit of another shot. >> can we have another little shot? is there any more? can we have another shot? >> and just a reminder for anyone watching at home, don't drink and drive. >> don't drink and drive. we're not driving tonight, to make that clear. times square. >> it clears out very, very you c see that. people are really leaving. some people are kin of sticking around because they've been in these pens slammed up against people for so long. and i would imagine they're now friends. >> they're making plans. >> arms and things. >> oh, you're going to do another one? might as well. cheers. if don lemon can do it we can do it. >> who is don lemon and who is brooke baldwin in this. >> between us, who is don lemon and brooke baldwin? >> i don't know, sweetie.
cheers. happy new years, everybody. to a beautiful, peaceful, peaceful year. nicely chilled, though. >> gorgeous. >> it is gorgeous. >> yeah. that's true. should we go down to richard quest in the crowd? richard, how you doing? >> all right. happy new year. you're right, andy. that "new york, new york" brings tears to my eyes every time. so, all right. question. was it worth the wait? >> yes, it was! [ cheering ] >> they are waiting until the last drop of any form of emotion from times square tonight is rung out of the place. people are leaving quite quickly. i think you're right. the cold weather has taken its toll. but it was as warm as ever in terms of the mood at midnight.
>> it definitely was. you can could feel it from all around. richard, how many years have you done this in times square? how many years have you participated? >> in the '90s i did it every year for ten years. and i've done it for the last -- about 20 years i've been doing it. >> wow. >> that's amazing. that's awesome. >> and i still enjoy it. >> i know. >> i still look forward to it. >> yeah. i know. >> i feel like you like it because it gives you an excuse not to have to go anywhere. >> oh, without a doubt. i'm miserable on new year's eve normally. like if i was just not doing anything. because it makes me sad. it makes me depressed. >> it's nice that you and have i birthdays next to each other on one day apart. >> yes. >> and celebrate your birthday. >> which is nice. because normally i wouldn't celebrate it. number two, i don't know enough people to have a party. so i'll provide the house and andy provides the people.
>> yes. >> so it's a nice combination. >> your eyes are especially blue right now? they really? should we go to bill weir now? >> let's see how the sushi drop went in key west. bill, how did it go? >> you know, it was touch and go for a minute, anderson. but in the end, what happened? touch and go? >> it always. it always. >> oh, no, bill! touch and go! sushi made it down. >> sort of. this is what you caexperiential reporting. you understand the cultural event you're covering when they invite you to partake. it would be rude not to get in the giant stiletto with sushi, who i'm told makes all of her own cost sometimes, wow. i did not know that. very good. breaking news on cnn.
bill, i got to tell you, one year, i don't know if you heard this, the shoe got stalled and sushi ended up crawling along the roof of the building, as i recall. so i'm glad she made it down safely this year. >> bill, i really think you need to get a police escort. because those queens are going to be -- you need a security escort out of there. >> i got to tell you, i'm just warning you right now. >> i've been offered so many beverages and meals and apartments, strangely. >> i'm sure. >> that's the least of what you're going to be offered, bill. so just enjoy yourself. thank you for your reportage tonight. >> triumphant final lap. yes! yes! >> oh my god.
sushi, can there be enough. >> bill, i got to say, you've done such an amazing job this year, not only on the wonder list, but also your reporting during storms and all over puerto rico. and i just want to say it's been such a pleasure to watch you this year. and i just look forward to all you're doing in the year ahead. >> that's really nice of you to say. i really appreciate it. it's been a brutal year packed with so much disaster. i met so many people who touched me from puerto rico to the keys to texas. and here's to a happier, healthier, speedier recovery in 2018 for everybody affected. >> amen to that. certainly our thoughts are with all the people in puerto rico who cannot watch tonight because they don't have electricity. >> still no electricity. >> for a lot of people. >> unbelievable. >> i think the latest report i saw was more than a million. our thoughts are still with -- >> how many months later? three? four? >> our thoughts are with all the people in puerto rico and from
puerto rico who are now here in the united states. and, yeah, we hope the new year brings happiness and electricity. >> i certainly hope that i meet bill weir in the new year. >> yes. it's funny, we kept having meetings about tonight with jack gray, who helped out and your folks. so many people. >> we didn't do our good night moon thing. >> oh, yeah, yeah, yeah. >> can we do that? >> oh, we're going to take a quick break and we're going have more and we're going see what's up with randi kaye. who knows what's up with randi. >> i know. randi kaye is stoned. we'll be right back.
we are back in times square, ushering in 2018. >> i like that you have taken it over. you go. >> absolutely. and the revellers are leaving. there is a lot of trash. negative, one left in times square. i have to tell you. there is like 20 people. >> as we bid farewell to 2017 we have a special take on a children's classic on the children's classic good night moon. this is good night 2017 by i.p. freely. >> what? >> i.p. freely. okay. here we go. good night, george bush versus his rain poncho. good night sexually harassing movie honcho.
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we are here attend of our night here in times square with andy cohen and richard quest, who has done an amazing job. thank you for everything. >> it's just been a blast. >> you're fun. >> thank you. >> it is high time we check in with her, with randi kaye in colorado, where pot is legal. randi, how you doing? you have somebody else driving for you tonight, i'm sure. how you doing? >> um, i'm doing okay. i think it's time for me to get some fresh air for sure. >> randi kaye! >> really? i think it must be the cannabis-infused cocktail. >> it's kicking in. i can hear you. i just want you to know, can you see these all the way there in new york city from denver? how about those? pretty cool earrings, right? >> those are great. >> see, those are little
marijuana leaves. i borrowed those from a friend. anyway, i want to have the big reveal as we promised. ac2 coming up in just a moment. >> okay. >> but speaking of the earrings, i pointed out this kind woman who paint mid picture earlier. and she added the earrings since we saw you last and the blond hair. and you added everything. so what do you think? do you like it? >> straight up with the glitter, it's very important. it's new year's eve. it's part of the whole ambience. >> so you've been here watching these two folks paint anderson and andy. let's do the big reveal. i love. how much of this have you smoked while you painted anderson? >> probably about 3/4 of it. and we had one before too. >> yeah? >> so show us the big reveal. >> before we show you, i want to point out, this painting is not that. it's very abstract. >> it's already making excuses. come on! show it to us. oh, oh, boy.
oh. >> oh my god, that is horrible! and he has lipstick. >> he is all lips. what the heck happened? [ laughter ] >> oh my gosh. >> i love it. actually, i think -- >> i like it very much. >> that color. the hair is like -- i think he used a special paint called silver fox gray or silver fox sliver. >> that's what it's call. all right. so let's show you the big reveal of andy. >> let's see andy. >> i think this might be more appropriate right there on andy. look at andy! let's talk to the artist behind this fabulous photo. >> wow! >> this fabulous painting. >> it look likes a horror movie. >> the age spots like an old marionette. >> let's get a close-up of andy. talk us through what you were thinking there? >> oh my god, my eyes are even
more crossed than they are normally. >> you really liked. >> claim this. >> that's how you see us. >> and your lips are like two colors, andy. i don't get it. >> it's party andy. >> well, you need to add that right there. >> all right. >> 21-year-old randy. >> choose sat teva, please, 10 milligram. >> randi, you've been such a great trooper. thank you so much. get home safe. have somebody drive you home. >> yes, the dose is kicking in. yes, yes. >> let's quickly check in with brooke baldwin. >> we're handing it off. >> this is actually -- i'm told the second coldest -- >> 1917 was the coldest. we've beat the 1962 one.
but of course those who had warm electric things whatever. >> we're not that warm. >> i do want to thank the wa warming store in philadelphia. warmingstore.com. i paid for it. so it's not a promotional thing. but they're very nice people. >> submit your expenses. you need to get paid back. this has been so fun. thank you for having me. happy new year. happy new year. >> thank you. >> and richard. >> richard. >> brook and don, i cannot wait to see what happens with that. >> my god. >> brook and don, they're going to take over our coverage after the break. other parts of the united states will be rolling in the new year's in new orleans and elsewhere. sara sidner is in nashville. thank you very much for joining us. we really do wish you the best happy, safe and prosperous new year. take care. ♪